Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Büches, (Büdingen), Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany

Johann Gottfried Weber (son of Johann Wilhelm Weber) and Anna Maria Neumann (daughter of Conrad Neuman from Büches) married in Rohrbach on 12 April 1741. Johann Gottfried and Anna Maria had four sons in Büches: Johann Peter, baptized on 3 February 1743; Johann Philipp (baptism not found); Johann Conrad, baptized 8 July 1753 (died 27 February 1754) and Johann Heinrich, baptized 29 February 1756. 

Johann Peter Weber married Katharina Lotz in Büches on 13 March 1766. Katharina was the daughter of Johann Diedrich Lotz, and was born in Wippenbach and baptized there on 13 April 1738. 

Johann Gottfried Weber died 14 September 1759 in Büches. 

The Weber family arrived in Russia on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship “Love and Unity”. Peter Weber is listed as a farmer from Isenburg and of the Reformed faith. With him is his wife, Katharina. Also on the same ship is Anna Weber, a widow from Isenburg of the reformed faith and her sons listed as Johann, age 16, and Heinrich age 11.

Peter, Katharina, Johann Philipp, and Johann Heinrich are reported on the Messer First Settler's List in household #38. 


- Parish records of Rohrbach (includes Stockheim, Aulen-Diebach, Büches, Leutstadterhof and Heßelmühle), Family History Library Film #1201847
- Parish records of Bleichenbach (includes Ortenberg, Wippenbach, Bergheim, Gelnhaar, Aulendiebach, Ensheim and Rohrbach), Family History Library Film #1201908
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov State Technical University, Saratov, Russia, 2010): p 126.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): p 140.  

Wayne H. Bonner
Mike Meisinger