Place of origin
Eichelsdorf, Nidda, Hessen, Germany
Johann Georg Würtz (son of the late Johannes Würtz) and Anna Maria (daughter of Johann Loß from Stornfels) married in Eichelsdorf on 29 Jul 1754. They arrived in Russia on 14 Sep 1766 with three children: Johannes, baptized 7 Nov 1755, Johann Peter (baptism not found), and Johann Georg, baptized 22 Jul 1762. Anna Maria arrives in Yagodnaya Polyana as a widow with her three children and is recorded there in Family #55 in the First Settler’s List.
- Eichelsdorfer Auswanderer an der Wolga (in German). Website no longer active. http://www.nidda-eichelsdorf.de/auswanderer.html
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 187.