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  1. Andreas Wiest: Birth: 1795 in Erlenbach Kandel, Pfalz, Bayam. Death: 17 NOV 1840 in Rohrbach, Beresan, Ukraine, Russia

  2. Andreas Wiest: Birth: ABT. 1795 in Erlenbach Kandel, Pfalz, Bayam ; Erlenbach Pfalz ; Erlenbach Pfalz ; Erlenbach Kandel, Pfalz, Bayam. Death: 17 NOV 1840 in Rohrbach, Bessarabia, Russia ; Rohrbach Odessa S�d Russland ; Rohrbach Odessa S�d Russland ; Rohrbach, Beresan, Ukraine, Russia

  3. Johann Jacob ; Johannes Wiest: Birth: 20.03.1799 ; 20.3.1799 in Erlenbach Kandel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland ; Erlenbach Pfalz. Death: 1847 in Leipzig, Akkerman, Bessarabien, Russland ; Leibzig Bessarabia S�d Russland

  4. Johann Michael Wiest: Birth: 10.5.1800 ; 10.05.1800 in Erlenbach Kandel, Pfalz, Bayam. Death: 13.8.1803 ; 13.08.1803 in Erlenbach Kandel, Pfalz, Bayam

  5. Jakob Wiest (I): Birth: (BET. 02 ; 1801) in Erlenbach Kandel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland ; Erlenbach Pfalz ; Erlenbach Kandel, Pfalz, Bayern ; Erlenbach Pfalz. Death: AFT. 1854 in Worms, Beresan, Ukraine, Russland

  6. Maria Anna Wiest: Birth: 6.8.1802 ; 06.08.1802 in Erlenbach Kandel, Pfalz, Bayam. Death: 1816

  7. Philip Peter Wiest: Birth: 27.7.1803 ; 27.07.1803 in Erlenbach Pfalz.

  8. Eva Barbara Wiest: Birth: 25.05.1805 ; 25.5.1805 in Erlenbach Kandel, Pfalz, Germany ; Erlenbach Kandel, Pfalz, Bayern. Death: 06.07.1855 ; 6.7.1855 in Oddessa, Russia

  9. Sebastian Wiest: Birth: 26.3.1807 ; 26.03.1807 in Erlenbach Kandel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland ; Erlenbach Pfalz. Death: 1876 in Rohrbach, Bender, Bessarabien, Russland

  10. Michael Wiest: Birth: 18.01.1809 ; 18.1.1809 in Erlenbach Kandel, Pfalz, Bayam. Death: 1816

  11. Jacob Weist: Birth: 1810 in Erlenbach Kandel, Pfalz, Germany. Death: 1854

  12. Katharina Wiest: Birth: 1810 in Rohrbach, Bender, Bessarabien, Russland. Death: in Rohrbach, Bender, Bessarabien, Russland ; Rohrbach Odessa S�d Russland

  13. Barbara Wiest: Birth: 1814 in Rohrbach Odessa S�d Russland ; Rohrbach, Odessa, Russia ; Rohrbach, Beresan, Ukraine, Russia. Death: 13.02.1853 ; 13.2.1853 in Rohrbach, Odessa, Russia ; Rohrbach, Beresan, Ukraine, Russia

  1. Maria Anna Wiest: Birth: 6.8.1802 ; 06.08.1802 in Erlenbach Kandel, Pfalz, Bayam. Death: BEF. 1816

  2. Michael Wiest: Birth: 18.01.1809 ; 18.1.1809 in Erlenbach Kandel, Pfalz, Bayam. Death: BEF. 1816

1. Source:   Birth extrapolated from St. Petersburg death info

a. Note:   [Harold M Wiest.FTW] Apparently Franz was the town elder statesman, who co-signed for loans to buy property (per Dave Wiest, Minneapolis)
  From: Michael wiest To: Dennis Weist ; Harold M Wiest ; William Wiest Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 5:57 PM Subject: Feich, Catharina 16 Oct 1839 Rohrbach Friederich F. 1882649/3 195 27 64 years Born Erlenbach near the Rhine nee: Wust Is this a sister of Franz Wiest???
  1) Franz Wiest, with family including Johannes, came to Rohrbach in 5 Oct 1809 from Erlenbach , Germersheim, Germany 2) In 1843, 10 families moved to Bessarabia from Rohrbach (including Johannes Wiest) 3) In 1898, Jacob Wiest and family immigrated to Heil, ND, Usa from Bessarabia. Jacob Wiest became a wealthy sheep rancher. 4) In 1910, Jacob Wiest returned to Leipzig, Bessarabia. (Jacob had a flour mill in Kurudschika) He told his children that if they wanted any part of the inheritance, they had to come with him. Only the oldest daughter Sophia (who was engaged) stayed behind. In 1912 Michael Wiest was drafted into the Russian Army, and served for 6 years 7 months. (NOTE: The Seidel children did not return to Europe with the rest of the Wiest family) 5) Near Christmas 1925, Michael, Henry, and Ella (Keller) Wiest were on board the ship the "Sierra Coradoba" (sp) to Brazil. They lived in Brazil for 2+ years before coming to the USA inApril 1928. 6) In April 1928, Michael Wiest and family moved to Ralston, Washington.
  NOTE: THe Grosses came to the US in 1902, the Schaal's in 1907, and the Wiest's (first in 1899, then again in 1928)
  The storming of the Bastille on 14 July, 1789 marked the beginning of the French revolution . The monarchy fell in 1791 and soon a coalition of nine neighboring states declared war on the new republic in an effort to restore the monarchy. Early French setbacks were soon reversed and by the end of 1793 the allies were pushed back east of the Rhine; Alsace and the Palati nate were ceded to France and Mainz was recaptured. Among the foremost French military leader s was Napoleon Bonaparte. In early 1796 the 26 year old Napoleon was placed in command of the entire French army. That same year, French troops invaded the Upper Rhine. The entire Rhine valley, W�rttembe rg, Franconia and Bavaria were occupied. The enemy troops "descended upon the German populacelike swarms of hungry wolves. The contributions and requisitionings were terrible. The sold iers abused the land to the utmost: I blush with shame to lead an army that behaves in such a nunworthy manner ...", wrote General Jourdan. In 1799 Napoleon staged a coup d'etat and wa s made First Counsel with nearly dictatorial powers. On 9 February, 1801 peace was concluded with Austria at Lun�ville. The accord set, among other things, the Rhine River, from Switzerland to the Netherlands, as the eastern boundary ofFrance. The results of a plebescite in 1802 made Napoleon First Counsul for life and in May of 1804 he was elected Emperor. The year 1805 saw the formation of the Third Coalition by GreatBritain, Russia, Austria, Sweden and the Kingdom of Naples with the goal to forc e France back behind its former borders. On the same day, October 20, the French defeated th e Austrians at Ulm, Admiral Nelson defeated the French fleet at Trafalgar. In July, 1806 sixt een German states formed the Confederation of the Rhine, with Napoleon as protector. Under th is protectorate, several areas northeast and southwest of Kirn were ceded to Baden in 1803, encompassing the towns of Henau, Schwarzerden and Weitersborn. The years 1800-1810 ushered in hard times and the men were conscripted into the French Army. Many young men forsook their fatherland to escape military service and are found in the lists of emigration. Joh. Frantz WUEST Sex: M Event(s): Christening: 30 Dec 1772 Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern Parents: Father: Jacob WUEST Mother: Eva Catharina -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------
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  Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type C981771 1694-1797 0488505 Film Sheet: The following is taken from the book, "Homesteaders on the Steppe" by Joseph S. Height. The Beresan district
  The colony of Rohrbach. Est. 1809
  The village of Rohrbach was located in the Zerigul valley, 40 versts west of the Bug river, and 100 versts northeast of Odessa. It was only 20 versts from Landau, which was the administrative center of the newly established Beresan Colony.
  The Crownland apportioned to the colony of Rohrbach amounted to 8,333 desss. (or 22,500 acres), a tract of land large enough to provide a living for 150 families. The first settlers, consisting of 26 families, were conducted to the Zerigul valley in the fall of 1809 by Chief Mayor Brittner of Grossliebental. The following spring, Commissioner von Rosenkampf conducted another 69 families, with their leader Michael Kuhn, from their winter quarters in the colonies in the environs of Odessa, to the place of settlement. Of the 95 families, 56 had emigrated fro Alsace and the Palatinate, 33 were from Baden, 4 from W�rtemberg, and 2 from Prussian Poland; in all about 450 souls. Since a large number of the earliest settlers were from the Palatinate, the settlement was named after the town of Rohrbach, in the district of Bergzabern. It seems that the first homesteaders were put up in stone dwellings. Each family also received the necessary livestock, farm equipment, and seed grain, for which the families were granted an advance loan of 100,490 rubles. The cash assets of the immigrants amounted to some 40,000 rubles.
  In 1813 another 27 families arrived from Prussian Poland, and 4 more families from W�rttemberg. In 1816, according to the earliest available census, the village of Rohrbach had 130 families, with a population of 602 souls (312 men and 287 women). From 1817 - 19 another 22 families, of which 16 were from Baden, were settled. In the next two decades 31 families moved awayto other colonies. Despite this loss, however, the population of Rohrbach was 683 in 1838, and rose to 1,178 in 1847. For the 217 families, the available area of Crownland per family wasabout 40 dess., or 100 acres.
  Further on in the book it states: "Out of partiality to the village of Rohrbach (Pfalz) from which they had emigrated, the two colonists Peter Schmidt and Peter Nuss, who arrived at this place among the first, gave the colony the name of Rohrbach." (As Peter Nuss is known to have immigrated from Rohrbach/Bergzabern, Pfalz, the Rohrbach referred to was in the Palatinate, not in Baden. Translator's note.)"
  Departures: In `1818, ten families went to Grusinia, in 1823, 11 families moved to Odessa and to other colonies............ (This could explain why Johann on his immigration papers sayshe was from Odessa. However, he could just have put that because it was a larger area). Franz WUEST Sex: M Marriage(s): Spouse: Eva Margaretha RIEDEL Marriage: 9 Feb 1794 Evangelisch, Erlenbach Kandel, Pfalz, Bayern -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------
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  Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type M983491 1729-1822 0193838 Film Sheet: Title Kirchenbuch, 1729-1958 Authors Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Erlenbach (BA. Germersheim) (Main Author)
  Notes Mikrofilme aufgenommen von Manuskripten im Protestantischen Landeskirchenarchiv, Speyer, Bayern, Deutschland. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------ Death, communicant, marital, confirmation, penance, and clerical records for the Protestant Reformed Church of Erlenbach (BA. Germersheim), Bayern, Germany. Includes table of contents at the fron of each volume. Includes entries from Kandel, Rheinzabern and Herxheim.
  Subjects Germany, Bayern, Erlenbach (BA. Germersheim) - Church records
  Format Manuscript (On Film) Language German Publication Salt Lake City : Gefilmt durch The Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958, 1986, 1990 Physical auf 4 Mikrofilmrollen ; 35 mm.
  Fam. No. 69: Colonist FRANZ WIEST, 42 years old Emigraged from Erlenbach/Germersheim, Rheinpfalz. Arrived in Russia: October 5, 1809 His wife: Christina, 45 Children (by 1st marriage): Johann, 17; Jakob, 15; Peter, 11; Eva, 10; Sebastian, 8; Barbara, 2. Stepdaughters: Maria Fuehrer (u umlaut) 6; Luisa F., 5 is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.