Place of origin
Gelnhaar, Hessen
Johann Heinrich Wiederspahn and his family moved to Russia from Gelnhaar, where his wife Julianna, and children were born. Johann Heinrich himself was born in Usenborn.
Johann Heinrich & Julianna arrived in the port at Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 along with their children: Johann Adam (age 17½), Elisabeth (age 15), Johann Heinrich (age 12), Georg Ernst (age 7), Johann (age 6), Anna Maria (age 4), and Johann Leonhard (age 2½). They arrived in Walter on 25 August 1767 along with newborn Barbara (age ¼), but without Anna Maria who evidently died in route. The family is listed on the 1767 Census of Walter in Household No. 61.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 308.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 384.
Jean Roth
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