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Legler
Volga Colonies
Pre-Volga Origin
Weiler-an-der-Zaber, Brackenheim, Kr. Neckar, Württemberg, Germany
Discussion & Documentation
      Johann Leonhard Legler, son of Hanns Joerg & Maria Magdalena Legler, was born 25 January 1707 in Weiler, Württemberg. He married Maria Elisabeth (surname unknown) - 20 years his younger - and they had a number of children. The family moved to Denmark (now Schleswig-Holstein) where they settled on 8 November 1764 in the colony of Westscheide.
      They immigrated to Russia, arriving in Reinwald on 14 July 1766 where they are recorded on the 1767 Census in Household No. 8.
Researchers
Brent Mai
Sources
- Clausen, Otto. Chronik der Heide- und Moorkolonisation im Herzogtum Schleswig, 1760-1765 (Husum: Husum Druck- und Verlagsgesellschaft, 1981): 829.
- LDS International Film No. 1184767.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 31.
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Last updated 17 December 2011.