Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Fauerbach, Nidda, Hessen, Germany

Johann Peter Wasmuth was born 12 September 1744 in Fauerbach, north of Büdingen. He married on 28 April 1766 in Elze near Leine to Anna Margaretha Luers.

Johann [Peter] Wasmuth and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Ernestinendorf on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 9 and on the 1798 Census in Household No. Er01.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Wasmuth was a farmer from the German region of Solms. The 1767 census records that Peter Wasmuth was a baker (Bäcker) from the German village of Fauerbach in the Solms region.



HADIS - Familienarchive (HStAD \ R 21 B :: Auswanderer-Nachweise).

Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999).


Bill Pickelhaupt