Balzer (Kraft)*

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Balzer (Kraft)*
Бальцеръ (Kraft)*
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Philipp Balzer, a single weaver (Fabrikant), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 68.

The 1767 census records that Philipp Balzer came from the German village of Weiler in the Pfalz region.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Balzer family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001):411.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5116.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

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