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Surnames for Weimar (Alt-Weimar) include Arne, Bischoff, Braun, Bretmann, Flath, Frank, Gerlach, Götze, Heinze, Horst, Iskam, Kahl, Martin, Meier, Metzler, Michel, Schimpf, Schlotthauer, Schmidt, Schuckmann, Seifert, Seÿfried, Weber, Weimer, Wunder, Ziegler, and Zimmermann. The source list of these Village surnames was the 1857 Census from Brent Mai received in the early part of 2010.

Alt-Weimar was founded in 1861 by Lutheran colonists from Galka, Stephan, Schwab, Dobrinka and Moor.

Villages in the Lower Volga region were given a fixed amount of land, as described in the history section. Land was divided, and re-divided periodically, among the households and families in the village. By the time the 1850's were reached, the amount of land for each family was so small that families could not grow enough crops to both use as food and sell for income.

The solution was to found new villages, called daughter colonies, in parts of the Lower Volga region were no villages existed. Most of these villages were on the east side of the Volga River.

Leland Riffel Village Coordinator for Frankreich, Neu-Galka, Strassburg, Neu-Weimar, Alt-Weimar, & Weimar Villages





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