Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Wenings (Gedern), Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany

Johann Adam Vogel, son of Johannes & Anna Juliana Vogel, was baptized in Wenings on 23 Sep 1734. Juliana Ritzel, daughter of Joachim Ritzel, was born 8 Nov 1739 and baptized 9 Nov 1739 in Wenings. Johann Adam and Juliana married in Wenings on 14 Mar 1759. The baptisms of five children were recorded in the Wenings parish records: Barbara Elizabeth, born 16 Nov, baptized 19 Nov 1759; Lisa Margaretha, born 6 Mar, baptized 8 Mar 1761; Heinrich Peter, born 16 Mar, baptized 17 Mar 1762; Johann Heinrich, born 19 Dec, baptized 20 Dec 1763; Johann Georg, born 10 Jan, baptized 12 Jan 1766. The family arrived in Russia on 15 Sep 1766. They settled in Walter and are recorded on the Walter First Settlers’ List as Family #59. Georg Adam Vogel (son of Johann Adam), moved to Kolb in 1795. 


- Parish records of Wenings, Family Search films #1201720 and #1201721.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008): 308.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 382.

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