German origins Project

Legend:   

BV=a German village near the Black Sea .  
FN= German family name.   
FSL= First Settlers’ List.   
GL= a locality in the Germanies.   
GS= one of the German states.  
ML= Marriage List.  
RN= the name of a researcher who has verified one or more German origins.  
UC= unconfirmed.   
VV= a German Volga village.

Names in bold are an entry or a cross-reference to an entry. 
Red text calls attention to information for which verification is completed or well underway.


Wh-Wilz               last updated January 2014

 

Wianse?, [Kur-]Sachsen: an unidentified place said by the Reinhard FSL to be homeUC to the  Reinhardt family.

Wibstrand(?)/Wiebstrant(?)GL, Finnland; an unidentified place said by the Kratzke FSL to be homeUC to a Fabrizius family.

WichslerFN: see Wikeler.

Wicht{Jacob}: said by the Recruiter Beauregard list to have come fromUC Nassau-Usingen [Principality]  going to Schaffhausen in 1768 (Lk119); which would likely make them among the Schaffhausen first settlers.  For 1767 see T2329-2333.  In 1798 one son was still in Schaffhausen (Mai1798:Sh18) and the other had moved from Schaffhausen to Bettinger (Bt10).

WickartFN: see Wickert and Wickhardt.

Wickenberg?: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Schreiber family.  Kuhlbereg said this was in Ungarn but I can’t find it there.

WickenrodtGL: see Wittenrot.

WickerauGL: see Wieckerau.

WickertFN: said by the Kraft FSL to be fromUC Miesenbach?, Zweibruecken.  Also spelled Wichart.

WickhardtFN: said by the Louis FSL to be fromUC Hosenfeld, Fulda. In 1798 the family name was spelled Wickart (Mai1798:Ka135,Mv1573).

WidemannFN: said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to be fromUC Ansbach [Margraviate], no locality mentioned.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

WiderspahnFN: said by the Walter FSL to be fromUC Kelengar, Hanau (Harvey Wederspahn’s family chart).  See Wiederspahn.

Widiu?FN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Vitry, Champagne, [Frankreich]:. I could not find this family name in the 1798 censuses.

Widlein?FN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Maschbach?.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Widmann/Wiedmann/Wittman FN{Martin}: Lutheran fromUC Spoeck, Baden-Durlach Margraviate, arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761.  His first wife {M.Barbara} he had one son and one daughter.  After her death he married the widow Guenther{Tomzen/Thomsen}.  By May 1764 they had permission to leave Denmark.  Before 1775 his son {Martin} was living in Grimm (1775 census #163) (EEE p.645).

Widmann FN: also see Wittmann .

WidrichFN: see Wieterich.

WiebeFN:  said by the Orloff FSL to be fromUC Waldorff, Elbing Amt.

WiebeFN{Duerck}, {Heinrich}: said by the Rosenort FSL to be fromUC Mielentz, Marienburg Amt.

WiebeFN: said by the Tiege FSL to be fromUC Zeuerschekampf/Zeyerskampen, Elbing Amt.

WiebelsheimGL, Kurpfalz-Leiningen: an unidentified place said by the Bauer FSL to be homeUC to a Vogt family.  This may be Wiebelsheim then in Kurtrier just E of the Kurpfalz border (but not in either Kurpfalz or Leiningen) some 19 miles SSE of Koblenz city.

Wieber{Margaretha}: with her Jonsen husband {Matthius} had a son baptized in Luebeck 12 June 1766  (Mai&Marquardt#1356).  Not found in any later source.

Wieblingen, [Kurpfalz] near Heidelberg: is today a northern suburb of Heidelberg city.  EEE pp.540-542 said this was homeUC to Hellmut/Helmut/Hellmuth{Michel} who settled first in Denmark and then in Schilling

Wiebstrant(?)GL, see Wibstrand.

Wiechert FN: said by the Schwed FSL to be fromUC Himburg.  I could not find them or any likely descendants in Mai1798.

WieckerauGL, Elbing: this is probably Wickrowo, Poland, which was in East Prussia some 13 miles ESE of Elbing city.  Said by the Orloff FSL to be homeUC to the Froese and Penner{Johann} families.  Also spelled Wickerau.

WiedebergFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Christinen(?), Daenemark.

WiedeckeFN: see Windecke.

Wiedemach?FN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Sachsen (no locality mentioned).  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Wiedemann/WittmannFN{J.Georg Sr.}: Corina Hirt proved he was born in 1712, to {J.Georg} and his Frischkorn wife {A.Margaretha}, and in 1733 married {Christina Katharina} daughter of Hasen{Leonhard}, both events in Pfaffenhofen where all but one of their 11 children were born (CVGS, Doenhof, Wiedemann).    Lutheran, fromUC Kuernbach Condominium he rrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762.  With wife {Christine Catharina} and 3 children, he last registered in Denmark in April 1765 (EEE p.645).  Not in Kulberg or in T.  By July 1766 with wife {A.Christina} and one daughter he had settled in Doenhof FSL #36 which said he was fromUC Wuerttemberg (no locality mentioned).  A married son {Leonhard} was also there at FSL #37.  For another son {J.Georg Jr.} go to Wittmann in this index.  In 1798 members of this family are recorded at Mai1798:Dh39, Dh46, and Kt17.

WiedemannFN: said by the Leitsinger FSL to be fromUC Kilmeis?, Schwaben.

WiedemannFN: also see Wendemann and Wittmann.

Wiedemeier{Gertrude}: may have settled first in Dehler, married Herr Suess in Preuss, moved to Neu-kolonie, and later married Herr Sauer of Koehler (Mai1798:Mv1890(1896) and Kl80).

WiederauGL, Sachsen: said by the Lauwe FSL to be homeUC to an Andreas family.  This might be some 10 miles NNW of Chemnitz, or some 11 miles SSW pf Leipzig.

WiederholdFN: see Wiederholt.

Wiederholt/WiederholdFN: said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned). ). In 1798 the family name was spelled Wiederhold (Mai1798:Ms74).  According to the Buedingen ML this man fromUC Niedergruendau married in 1766 a Heil woman fromUC Unternaubel (Mai&Maarquardt#707).

Wiederhold{Katharina E.}: age 45 in 1798 with husband Bartholomaeus{Christian}  in Philippsfeld #18 (Mai1798:Pp18).  She was still single in her father {Wilhelm}’s household #35 when he first settled in Philippsfeld in August 1767.

Wiederholt/WiederholdFN{Wilhelm}: said by the Phillipsfeld FSL #35 to be fromUC Machtlos, [Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate].  Spelled Wiederhold in 1798 (Mai1798:Pp18, Pl21).

Wiedermus: see Altwidermus.

WiederichFN: also see Wieterich.

WiederkehrFN: said by the Laub FSL to be fromUC Appenrod, Darmstadt.  In 1798 the family name was spelled Witterker and the wife’s maiden name was given as Jokal/Jokel? (Mai1798:Lb36).

WiedermusGL, [Isenburg-Buedingen County]: is now called Altwiedermus, Hessen, is some 5 miles SW of Buedingen, and is said by Buedingen church records to be homeUC to a Hohnstein man; he later settled in Norka (Mai&Marquardt#1207).

WiedermusGL, [Isenburg-Buedingen County]: see Altwiedermus.

WiederrichFN: Curt Renz has found the church records for this Hoffnungstal, Bessarabia, family in Hunspach, Weissenburg Kreis, Elsass.

WiederspahnFN:  the Walter Research Group has confirmed in local parish records that this family, listed in the Walter FSL, came from Gelnhaar, Isenburg (now Hessen).  Exit records are said to indicate that while the wife and childlren were born in Gelnhaar where the family lived when it left for Russia, the father had been bornUC in Usenborn (Auerbach).

Wiederwellstadt?/WiederwoellstadtGL, Solms: go to Niederwoellstadt.

Wiedmann FN: see Widmann and Wittmann .

Wied-Neuwied CountyGS : a county, often refered to simply as Neu-Wied, whose lands extended  northerly from Neu-Wied town.

 [Wied-]Runkel [County]GS: this state, popularly referred to simply as Runkel, was seated in the town Runkel which is some 25 miles E of Koblenz city and some 29 miles NW of Frankfurt-am-Main.  Some of its territory lay to the N and E of Runkel town, but at least as much lay N of Coblenz in somewhat scattered pieces at Dierdorf and N and W; at Grenzhausen and E of Grenzhausen; and a small piece to the W of Herschbach but not including that town.  Said (no locality mentioned) by the Pleve version of the Balzer FSL to be homeUC to a Spaeth family.  Said (no locality mentioned) by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to Bisterfeld, Kuhn, Voeller, and perhaps Schaefer families.  Said (no locality mentioned) by Kuhlberg to be homeUC to a Dietrich family and possibly a Hillegbich? family.

Wieg(er){Helena Catharina}: daughter of {Johann} fromUC Fuerth in Bavaria married Foerst{J.David} on 30 April 1766 in Woehrd (Mai&Marquardt#588).  KS128 has Erlangen and {Katharina} and indicates that her family name was some times rendered Wieg(er){Helene K.}.  I did not find them in any later source.

WiegandFN: this family name was found recorded in Tann marriage records 1762-1767; see Flegel trip.

WiegandFN: also see Weigand.

Wiege(?)GL: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Reinhardt family.  This might be in Picardie, France, some 72 miles SW of Brussels, Belgium.

Wiegener?FN: said by the Dietel FSL to be fromUC Minirzel(?), Kurpfalz.  Spelled Wegener (Mai1798:Dg6) and Weg (Sd28) in 1798.

WiegenerFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Magdeburg [Duchy].  They surely died prior to the 1798 Volga censuses.

Wieger: see Wieg.

WiegnerFN: this family name was found recorded in Winterhausen marriage records 1760-1769; see Flegel trip.

WiehlFN: said by the Kraft FSL to be fromUC Eket(?), Friedberg.

WiehlFN: this family name was found recorded in Schotten parish records for many years prior to 1767; see Flegel trip.

WielFN: said by the Laub FSL to be fromUC Grebenhain, Darmstadt. In 1798 spelled (Mai1798:Ps40).

Wielkibor, Czenstochau, South Prussia: the GCRA said it was aka Hochberg and was associated with a Dollinger family in 1803.  This proably is nka Wielki Bor 3 miles W of Czestochowa, Poland.

Wielkie JeziorkeGL: as best I can tell this was not another name for Hohensalza.

WielstFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Korbach.

WienGL:  said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Meier family.  Said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to a Molko family.  Surely the same as the next entry.

WienGL, Oesterrieich: is Vienna, Austria, said by the Goebel FSL to be homeUC to a Anger family. Said by the Hoelzel FSL to be homeUC to a Hoelzel family.  Said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Gedeke family.  Said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Wagner family. Said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Pachtrech family.  Said by the Louis FSL to be homeUC to a Winker family.  Said by the Ober Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Sommer family and, possibly though much less likely, a Pauly family.

WienerFN: said by the Bauer FSL to be fromUC Crumstadt, Hessen-Darmstadt.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Br36.

Wiencken{A.Sophia}: a Luebeck ML recorded her 16 October 1765 marriage to Caspar{Johann}  (Mai&Marquardt#41 and KS124).  I could not find this couple in any published FSL or in Mai1798.

WiensFN: see Wiensz.

Wiensz FN {Wilhelm}: said by the Orloff  FSL to be fromUC Berwald.  Also spelled Wiens.

WienszFN{Duerck}:  said by the Orloff FSL to be fromUC Muensterburg, Tiegenhoff Amt.   Also spelled Wiens.

Wiensz {Johann} FN:  said by the Orloff FSL to be fromUC Siemensdorff, Marienburg Amt.  Also spelled Wiens.

WienszFN{Johann}: said by the Tiege FSL to be fromUC Schoenesee, Tiegenhoff Amt.

WienszFN{Claasz}: said by the Tiege FSL to be a friend living with the Toews{Abraham} family.

WieraGL: see Werda.

Wierner: see Werner.

Wiersdorf?, Kurmainz[sic?]: an unidentified place said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Pfeifer family.  I found four Wiersdorfs but none in lands that were then Kurmainz.

WiershausenFN: said by the1798 Warenburg census to be the maiden name of frau Nickel{J.Peter}.

WiesbachGL: an unidentified place said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Kranewitz/Krannewitter family.  There are at least 3 such placenames in Germany.

Wiesbach, Bassingheim Barony: near Schmitten, Hesse.

Wiesbach, Pfalz-Zweibruecken Duchy: is some 5 miles N of Stambach and has parish records which include the Artzer family that went to Seewald.

Wiesbaden, [Nassau-Usingen Principality]: is some 19 miles WSW of Frankfurt city center, and said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Pflug family and possibly to a Zimmermann family. Said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to the wife of Herr Marquart. Said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Hammel family.  Said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Boos/Boes{Michael} family; Kuhlberg [mistakenly] said this was in [Kur-]Mainz.  Said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to Todt10 and possibly Haussorg? families.

WiesbadenGL, Frankfurt-am-Main: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Bager family. Either Wiesbaden or Frankfurt must be a mistake.

WiesbadenGL, Hessen: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Kuenstler family.  It was not in the 1760’s in Hessen, but was in the Nassau-Usingen Principality.

WiesbadenGL, Nassau[-Usingen Principality]: is some 19 miles WSW of Frankfurt-am-Main and was in the 1760s the seat of the princes of Nassau-Usingen.  Said by the Kraft FSL to be homeUC to a Koch family.  Said by the Kratzke FSL to be homeUC to a Mueller/Miller family.  Said by the Kukkus FSL to be homeUC to a Goetz family.

Wiesbaden, Nassau-Usingen Principality: this city has been owned by one or another of the Nassau houses since the 12th century (except for a few years in the 13th).  It was made their major princely capital in 1744.

Wiese{Barbara E.}: married Friedrich{Martin} 9 April 1766 in Rosslau (Mai&Marquardt# 926). KS129 and 164 evidently mistakenly say the year was 1765.  I could not find them in any published FSL.

Wiesen, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate][sic?] an unidentified place said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to a Saalfeld family.  There were several Wiesens in German-speaking lands but I could not find one that was then in Hessen-Darmstadt.

Wiesen AmtGL, Bern: said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Rothe family.  Was Wiesen a district within Bern Kanton in Switzerland?

Wiesendorf, Bamberg [Bishopric]: is 13 miles S of Bamberg city, and said by the Hoelzel FSL to be homeUC to a Hagen{Johannes}/Haagen family.

Wiesener/Wieser{G.Ludwig}: married in Buedingen ML 20 March 1766 Diehl{M.Christina} (Mai&Marquardt#457).  On 19 July 1766 this Wiesener couple {Ludwig & Maria} arrived in Russia, he said to be fromUC Isenburg (Kulberg#2664).  Not found in T.  By 20 July 1767 this Wieser couple {Ludwig & Christina} had settled at Krasnoyar FSL #75, he said to be fromUC Friedberg, [Hessen-] Darmstadt [Landgraviate].

WiesensteigGL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Schotter family.  This probably was in Kurbayern some 10 miles SE of Kirchheim-unter-Tech city.

WiesentalVV: was an alternate name for StraubVV.

Wiesenthau monastery/convent/closter was said to be the homeUC of Schmidt{Gg.} Catholic son of {Gg.}who married Bolz{Susanna} in Woehrd 25 April 1766 (Mai&Marquarsdt#775). 

WiesenthauGL, Ansbach: is some 3 miles ESE of Forchheim city, and said by the Lauwe FSL to be homeUC to a Markus family.

Wiesepans? GL, Nassau: : an unidentified place said by the Fischer FSL to be homeUC to a Dotz? family.

WieserFN: see Wiesener.

WiesmerFN: see Wiesner.

Wiesner/WeisnerFN: his wife is said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be a Horn fromUC Freiberg.

Wiesner/Wissner{Weigand/Wigand}: married  9 March 1766 Diehl{M.Ursula} in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#449).  KS164 gave his name as Wissner. {Wigand} and wife {Maria} arrived in Russia 19 July 1766, he said to be fromUC Friedeburg (Kulberg2658).  Not found in T. By 8 July 1767 {J.Weigand} sand wife {M.Ursula} had settled at Schwab FSL #19, he said to be from Rodenbach.   In 1794 he moved to Galka (Mai1798:Mv2684, Gk48).

Wiesner{Friedrich+w+5c}: Kulberg84 said they were fromUC Zweibruecken.  Not found in T.  Said by the Katharinenstadt FSL (#162) to be fromUC Zweibruecken (no locality mentioned).

WiesnerFN{J.Gottlieb}: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Rassnitz.

Wiesner{Kasper}: listed at #87 in the 1775 Schilling census is a likely first settler there.  Kulberg1603 said  he was fromUC Isenburg (no indication which one, and no locality mentioned).

WiesnerFN{J.Weigand}: said by the Schwab FSL to be fromUC Rodenbach.  For 1794 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv2684, Sb 24, 25, and Gk37; also spelled Wiesmer (Gb48).

WiesnerFN: also see Weiser and Wiessner.

WiessnerFN: said by the Volmer FSL to be fromUC Memmingen.  Later spelled Wiesner.

Wiesst/WiestFN: birth records found in Erlenbach by Harold Wiest and relatives; family traced back through the Palatinate to Switzerland about 1598.  Settled in Rohrbach, Odessa in 1809.

WiesteinGL, Mainz: see Wistein..

Wiesthal, [Kurmainz]: is 12 miles ENE of Aschaffenburg city, and was said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Matheas/Matasch&Mattias family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Franken, which was not then a political entity, but a regional one mostly indicating northern Bavaria.

WieterichFN: listed by both the 1816 Neudorf census (#80) and KS:485 with no origin.  Using FHL#717,097, the GCRA proved their origin in Hunspach, Sulz [Amt], Elsass.  See the GCRA book for more.   Also spelled Wiederich and Widrich.

WigandFN: see Weigandt.

Wigner?FN: see Pligner.

Wikansdol?GL, Sachsen: an unidentified place said by the Lauwe FSL to be homeUC to a Maiwald family.

WikelerFN:  listed in the Bergdorf 1858 census (KS:666, 486) without origin.  Origin in Schwieberdingen, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg was proven by the GCRA using FHL(1056,754 & 1,056,758) following his birth in Markgroeningen, proven using FHL(1,056,750).  See the GCRA book for more details.  Also spelled Wichsler and Wixler.

Wikster?FN: said by the Laub FSL to be fromUC Koenigsberg, Preussen.  In 1798 it was spelled Vigek? (Mai1798:Lb20).

Wilburgstetten [Oberamt, Wuerttemberg Duchy]: is 4 miles SE of Dinkelsbuehl city centre. This place seems to have been the principal town in a small exclave of the Werttemberg Duchy (its easternmost holding?) just SE of the lands of Dinkelsbuehl Imperial City.

Wilch/Wilig{Tobias}: was godfather at the 7 July 1766 Luebeck baptism of {J.Adam} son of Dillman{J.Balthasar} and his Wilg wife {A.Maria} (Mai&Marquardt#1306).  Not found in Kulberg or in T, in any FSL or in Mai1798..

Wilck{A.Margaratha}: married Kunau{Jacob} both ofUC BuebesheimUC 16 April 1766 in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#520).  KS141 has {Jakob} and Biebesheim near Gross-Gerau.  KS161 has Biebelsheim.  Not found in any later source.

WildFN: said by the Lauwe FSL to be fromUC Beckenau?, Wittenberg.  In 1798 the maiden name of his widow, then frau Buss, was given as Witt (Mai1798:Lw18).

WildFN: listed by the 1858 Neudorf census (#152) with no origin and said by KS:486 to have been  fromUC Schorndorf, Waiblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  This family was not treated by the GCRA.

Wild FN: also see Will.

Wild and Rhein (aka Wild und Rein) County: this small country whose territories were scattered roughly around a line starting about 13 km W of Alzey and extending W some 70 more km.                      

WildbachGL, Wittenberg: an unidentified place said by the Lauwe FSL to be homeUC to an Ekspel? family.

WildbergGL, Calw parish, Wuerttemberg: is some 5 miles S of Calw, Baden-Wuerttemberg, and was home to a Dengler/Dangler family that settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa.

Wildberg, Wuerttemberg [Duchy]: said by the Urbach FSL to be homeUC  to a Kaempf family.  This is the same place as the previous entry, except 50 years earlier.

WildeFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Nieder Weisel.  I could not find this man in the 1798 censuses.

WildenseeGL, Erbach County: said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to Ament and Beidenkopf families.  Wildensee, Bavaria is some 19 miles NE of Erbach, Hessen.

Wildenstein AmtGL, Erbach County: said by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC to a Voelker family; the Pleve version only mentions Erbach.  Kromm says this was near Rhonstadt, which does not seem to be the case.  The town of Wildenstein is some 18 miles NE of Erbach city and is 2 miles W of Wildensee village, Bavaria.

Wilecker/Milecker{Margarethe/Margaretha Johanne}: married  Feckenbusch{J.Georg} 20 May 1766 in Rosslau ( Mai&Marquardt#976 and KS127).   KS145 has her as Milecker{Margaretha Johanne}.  KS142 has Leckenbusch{J.Georg} 1765. 

Wilmersdorf: an unidentified place said by Kulberg152 to have been homeUC to Rohlmann{Joseph+w}.  There are at least 9 such place names in present-day Germany, most of them in Brandenburg state.  One of them was a borough in Berlin.  None appear to have been  associated an independent political entity in the mid- 18th century.

WilgerFN: said by the Cheisol FSL to be fromUC Trier, no locality given. For 1798 see Mai1798:Ls45.

WilhelmFN{Johannes}: said by the Bauer FSL to be fromUC Luebeck.  This couple probably died before the 1798 census.

WilhelmFN: a woman said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC Danzig (no locality mentioned) and to have married in Oranienbaum, Steger.

WilhelmFN{Christian}: said by the Dreispitz FSL to be fromUC Seifhennersdorf, Sachsen.

Wilhelm{Christina}: Kulberg65 said she was single from Elbingen  and went to Saratov.  I did not find her in T, or in any FSL.

WilhelmFN{Friedrich}: said by Kuhlberg4943 and the Huck FSL to be fromUC Hanau (no locality or country identified).

WilhelmFN{Philipp}: said by the Kolb FSL to be fromUC Luetzelhausen, Hanau.  The Buedingen ML says this man married a Schmidt woman in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#369).

WilhelmFN{J.Jacob}: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Nr78.

WilhelmFN{Johannes}: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Nr16.

WilhelmFN{Peter}: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Nassau (no locality indicated) with an Esslauer orphan girl in the household.

Wilhelm FN{Bernhard}: said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to be fromUC Bischausen-bei-Waldkappel, [Hessen-Kassel Landgraviate], with a  Ludwig orphan in the household.

Wilhelm{J.Ludwig}FN:  is not identifed in the 1772 Pobochnaya first settlers’ and was discharged with passport from there in 1793 (Mai1798:Mv2330).

Wilhelm{Konrad}FN:  even though old enough he is not listed in the 1772 Pobochnaya first settlers’ list but moved from there to Krasny Yar in 1777 (Mai1798:Mv2323(77),Ks33).

Wilhelm{Peter}FN:  listed with his wife ({Margareta Zavina} her maiden name not given) in the 1772 Pobochnaya first settlers’ list (pb31) with no origin mentioned ; for a son in 1771 see Mai1798:Mv2323; for 1798 see Mai1798:Pb14,24,27,33 and  Ks31.

WilhelmFN{Andreas}: said by the Reinwald FSL to be fromUC [Isenburg-]Meerholz [County].  For 1788, 1797 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv2402, 2423, Ks10, Rh15, Rw47 and 55.

Wilhelm{A.Maria}: from Hesseldorff, married the Catholic Siebert{Nicolaus} in Buedingen 1 July 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#724).  On 13 Sept 1766 they arrived in Russia (Kulberg6296).  Later in 1766 they took transport in Oranienbaum for the Volga (T7445-7446). By 24 July 1767 they had settled at  Roethling/Semenovka FSL #39.  By 1798 she had died and her husband was  remarried (Mai1798:Se52).

WilhelmFN{Andreas}: possible early settlers of Zuerich said to be fromUC Fronhausen (Lk4).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Zr41.

Wilhelm{Margaretha E.)FN: this stepdaughter of Rau{Johannes} left Zuerich in 1785 and may have been an early settler there.  She may have been listed at T2447?  In 1798 she was at Mai1798:Or54.

WilhelmFN: this family name was found recorded in Herborn marriage records 1762-1767; see Flegel trip.

WilhelmFN: also see Wilhelmi and Willhelm.

WilhelmiFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Konstanz, Schwaben.  Later spelled Wilhelm (Mai1798:Ka116).

WilhelmiFN: his wife was said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Stadthagen, Luzembourg.

WilhelmiFN:  said by the Koehler FSL to be the maiden name of frau Dreschsler.

Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg [Imperial City]: was immediately S of Hamburg city, and was said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be homeUC to the Brunckhorst family.

Wilg/Wilch{A.Maria}: with her Dillmann husband  {Balthasar} and 4 children she arrived in Russia 12 Sept 1766 (Kulberg5869).  Not found in Kulberg or in T, or in any FSL. Kind has no existing FSL, but in 1771, {Baltasar} with wife and daughter moved from Kind to Schaffhausen (Mai1798:Mv1269).

WilkFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Hamburg (no other locality mentioned).

WilkeFN: said by the Bettinger FSL to be the maiden name of frau Busch.

Wilke? FN: according to the Bettinger FSL two orphaned  Wilke? brothers of frau Busch were living with the Busch family that had come fromUC Kiel.  In 1780 they were referred to as Welker (Mai1798:Mv235) but I could not find them in  Mai1798es.

Will{Peter}FN: listed by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:674, 677, 486) with no origin; however, KS:487 said he came fromUC Schafheim, Dieburg [Amt], Hessen, thence to Neu Verbas, Hungary, and that his father {Kaspar}came from Pirmasens, Pfalz, thence to Torschau, Hungary.  Also spelled Willner.

WillFN: not found in an FSL but was in the 1775 Grimm census #72.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Gm140, Br37, Mo69 and possibly Br27 and Kf30.

Will{Gottlieb}FN: listed by the 1816 Neudorf census (#106) with no origin.  Not treated by GCRA.

Will{Kaspar}FN: said by both the 1816 Neudorf census (#36) and KS:487 to have come fromUC Pirmasens, Rhinepfalz via Torschau, Ungarn.  See the GCRA book for a bit more.

Will{A.Katharina}FN: said by the Schwab FSL to be a widow in the Urich household.  No trace of her in Mai1798.

Will{J.Peter}FN said by the Schwab FSL to be fromUC Hoexster[sic].  I could not find members of this family in Mai798.  The Buedingen ML said this man fromUC Hoechst in the Wetterau married in 1766 a Ros widow (Mai&Marquardt#611).

Will/WildFN{J.Philipp}: Corina Hirt without revealing her source(s) in Feb 2013 says that he was baptized 10 Jul 1729 in Hasselborn, parents being {J.Wilhelm} and his Steinhausen wife {A.Dorothea}, and married Holland{A.Veronica} daughter of {J.Konrad} in Gross Rechtenbach where their 5 children were born{CGRS, Straub, Will). With wife {Veronica} and 5 children, he arrived in Russia 18 June 1766, said to be fromUC [Solms-]Braunfels [County](Kulberg922).  Not in T. By 12 May 1767 with wife and 6 children he had settled at Straub FSL #8 which said he was fromUC Kroeffelbach, Nassau[-Weilburg Principality].  Also spelled Wild in 1796, 1797 and 1798 (Mai1798:Mv2021,Mv2870,Sr43,40,50,Sg66 and Wr66).

WillFN: also see Konrad, Wiel and Wild.

Willberegein(?)GL: see Willebadessen.

WilleFN: said by the 1798 Balzer census to be the maiden name of frau Becker{Weil}.

WillebadessenGL, [Paderborn Bishopric]: is some 13 miles SE of Paderborn city and said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to a Linenberg family.  Said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to Muehl and Taub families. At one time Pleve had rendered one family Mull, and the place Willberegein(?).

Willez(?)GL, is an unidentified locality which, according to the Frank FSL, was in the state of Schlitz and was homeUC to an Eisenach family. There is a Wolletz in Brandenburg and a Willatz in Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Willging/WillkingFN: Doris Evans says that research done by Anneliese Micheiwski for Doris confirms his origins: the Vilquin lived in Genonne/Sedan, France; at least one went to Otterberg, Germany; a Wilckin went to Erlenbach, Germany; a Wilking went to Kaiserslautern and on to Tscherwenka, Hungary; finally two Wilking went to Teplitz, Bessarabia.

WillhelmFN: according to a Woehrd ML this woman fromUC Waechtersbach, Isenburg married in 1766 a Frasz man; the couple moved to Boregard (Mai&Marquardt#825).  Also spelled Wilhelm.

Willingen?GL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Kuhlberg said this place was in Pfalz.  There were at least 3 Willigens in the Germanies; not one in lands held by Kurpfalz as best I could find.

WillmanFN said by the Frank FSL to be fromUC Harpeshausen(?), Hannover.

WillmandingenGL, Reutlingen Oberamt, Wuerttemberg: is some 8 miles SSW of Reutlingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, and was home to a Sauter/Sautter family that settled in Gueldendorf, Odessa.

WillmandingenGL, Wuerttemberg: is some 8 miles SSW of Reutlingen city, and said by the Lauwe FSL to be homeUC to Gaurer?, Wagner, and Wechlein families.

WillmannFN{Georg Heinrich}:  fromUC Harpeshausen, Bobenhausen [Amt], married Bosseler{Magdalena Sophia}in Buedingen on 24 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#710). KS164 mistakenly said the place was Ullstadt near Neustadt on the Aisch.  In Sept. 1766 with husband {Heinrich} and her sister {Margaretha} she arrived in Russia, husband said to be fromUC Hanau [County] (Kulberg6513).  Later in 1766 they took transport from Oranienbaum for the Volga (T7144-7145).  KS122 said they were heading for Schaffhausen.  But instead by Sept 1767 he, then a widower, had settled in Frank FSL #84 which said he was fromUC Harpeshausen(?), Hannover [sic for Harpertshausen, Hanau [County].

Willmann{J.Ernst}:  according to the Messer FSL (ms37) he was from Isenburg and arrived in Messer on 18 June 1767.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Ms23).  Wagner1 found in Duedelsheim, [Isenburg-Buedingen County] the records of his 1727 birth and the names of his parents.  In 1798 the wife’s maiden name was given as Keim (Mai1798:Ms65).

WillmannFN{Philippine}: A Luebeck ML says she married  PoppF{J.Konrad} on 31 May 1766. (Mai&Marquardt#1188). He must have died very soon, because  according to the Messer FSL (ms36) she arrived in Messer on 18 June 1767 as the wife of Ochsenhirt{Jacob}.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Ms23). 

WillnerFN: see Will.

Willsbach, Loewenstein, Erbach [County]: the Pleve version of the Schaefer FSL (#57) says this was home to SchaeferFN{Philipp}. 

WilmersdorfGL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Hahn family.  There were at least 9 Wilmersdorfs in the Germanies.

Wilsbach?, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]: is 16 km NWof Giessen city and was said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to a Boehmersheim family.

Wilsberg?, Lothringen: nka Vilsberg 27 miles NW of Strasbourg city, and was said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Trun family.

Wilteig?FN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Korbach.

Wiltendorf?FN: the Grimm FSL says there was a step-son of this name in Roeder household that came from Weimar, Sachsen.

WiltheisFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Seeheim? With a Schrenz? orphan boy fromUC Sachsen in the household.

Wilzburg: said to be homeUC to {Jacob} father of Foerst{J.David} who married Wieg{Helene K.} on 30 April 1766 in Woehrd (Mai&Marquardt#789).  [Might this be a corruption of Wuerzburg?]

 

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