Bauer (Norka-3)

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Bauer (Norka-3)
Бауеръ (Norka-3)
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Johann Georg Bauer, a maker of gloves, his wife Anna, and daughter Anna (age one-month) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.

Georg Bauer, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife Anna Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 2 September 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 194 along with stepchildren (Johann Just Messer, age 8; Elisabeth Messer, age 5), whose deceased father was Johannes Messer.

Johann Georg Bauer, his wife Anna Margaretha, and children (Johann Konrad, age 7; Johann Georg, age 4; Louisa, age 2½) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 1 along with orphan Elisabeth Meier (age 13). The 1775 census does not record a relationship between the Bauer and Meier families.

In 1797, Konrad Bauer moved from Norka to Saratov.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Georg Bauer came from the German region of Isenburg.


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 1).
- 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): Nr070, Mv2023.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 281.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3743.

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