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Anna Barbara (Welter) Fisch (1749 - aft. 1798)

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Anna Barbara Fisch formerly Welter aka Mertz
Born in Trier, Germanymap
Daughter of [father unknown] and
Wife of — married 1766 in Chasselois, Russiamap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Herzog, (Susly), Russiamap
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Anna (Welter) Fisch has German Roots.
Volga German
Anna (Welter) Fisch is a Volga German.

Anna Barbara Welter was born in 1749, Trier, Germany, she died after 1798 in Herzog, (Susly) Russia. She was the daughter of Maria Welter (maiden name unknown), Maria was a widow with two daughters when she arrived in the colony of Chasselois. Maria Welter and daughter Margaretha were in household #12, and Anna Barbara and her new husband Frenchman Herman Mertz were in household #14.[1]

Anna Barbara Welter and Herman Mertz had four children:

  1. Peter born 1765
  2. Mariana born 1766 married Johannes Wolf
  3. Margaretha born 1769 married Hubertus Mermis
  4. Katrina born 1772 married Georg Linenberger

Herman Mertz died before 1785 in Chasselois, Russia. She married her second husband, the widower Nicolaus Fisch. They are found in the 1798 census of Herzog (Susly) Russia, in household #21. Barbara Welter's daughter Katharina Mertz and son-in-law Gerog Linsberg are in their household with their three daughters.[2]


  1. #12 #14, p. 252, 253 Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999)
  2. #21, p.479, Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999) Vol 1

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