Johannes Krieger, son of Melchior Krieger and Anna Maria Schäfer, was born 8 June 1826 in Norka. He was one of the scouts selected to come to North America in 1874 to investigate opportunities for the Volga Germans to immigrate to the United States. He and the other scouts traveled by train to Hamburg, Germany, where they boarded the SS Schiller. They arrived at Castle Garden in New York City on 15 July 1874.
Johannes and his family eventually returned to America in 1890 and settled in Sutton, Nebraska, where he died on 11 March 1910.
- Norka: Johannes Krieger (Norka website by Steve Schreiber)