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

The Weisgerber family arrived in Russia on 8 Aug 1766.  The family consisted of the widower Johann Heinrich Weisgerber, and his 6 children: Anna Maria, b. 6 Aug 1741, Christoph, b. 1744, Johann Phillip, b. 21 Dec 1749, Johannes, b. 20 Aug 1752, Johann Heinrich, b. 13 Mar 1755, and Wolf Heinrich, b. 27 Nov 1757.

It appears that the father, Johann Heinrich, must have died during the trip to the villages. By the time of their arrival in Huck, Christoph is listed as the head of the household, with his siblings Johannes, Johann Heinrich, Wolf Heinrich.  The family is reported on the Huck First Settler's List in Family #33. 


- Parish records of Wächtersbach (Gelnhausen, Kassel Archiv) on Archion.de

 - Decker, Klaus Peter.  Die Auswanderung von 1766/67 aus der Grafschaft Ysenburg-Büdingen nach Russland, p. 188

- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010), p. 209

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001), p. 148

Maggie Hein