Weigandt

Spelling Variations
Weigand
Wigand
Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Bönstadt, Niddatal, Hessen, Germany
Description

Böhnstadt (now Bönstadt) is located just west of Calbach. At the time that the Weigandt family left this area in 1766, Böhnstadt was part of the Solms-Braunfels Principality. Today it is part of the County of Friedberg in Hessen.

The family Weigandt family (often spelled Wigand) that settled in Norka can be found in the records of the Lutheran parish in Böhnstadt.

Sources

LDS Intl Film #1195346.

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005).

Researchers
Ruth Schultz