Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Bösgesäß, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany

Johann Christoph Weinberger (son of Johannes Weinberger from Bösgesäß) and Anna Magdalena Hoffman (daughter of Johann Christoph Hoffman from Mauswinkel) married on 4 January 1743. They had three children in Bösgesäß: Catharina, born 7 November 1743; Anna Margaretha, born 20 November 1745; and Johann Heinrich, born 22 May 1754. 

Catharina Weinberger married Johann Peter Kaÿser in Büdingen on 28 April 1766.  

Johann Christoph Weinberger likely died before the family departed for Russia. Magdalena, Johann Heinrich, Anna Margaretha, and the Kaÿser couple arrived in Russia on 29 August 1766. They travelled through Russia in the same transport group as a number of other Norka settlers, including the Johannes Müller family. Johannes Müller's wife died during the transport, and at some point prior to the family's arrival in Norka, Johannes and Magdalena married. Catharina Weinberger Kaÿser died during the transport.  

Johannes Müller, Magdalena, Johannes' sons from his first marriage, and Madgalena's son Johann Heinrich Weinberger settled in Norka and are recorded in Norka First Settler's List Families #171 and #171a.  


- Parish records of Kirchbracht (including Kirchbracht, Mauswinkel, Illnhausen, and Bösgesäß) on Archion.de
 Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): p. 79
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 240, 242
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): p. A-12
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): p. 275

Roger Burbank