Bopp / Popp (Balzer)

Spelling Variations: 
Popp (Balzer)
Попъ (Balzer)
Bopp (Balzer)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Heinrich Popp, a farmer, wife Elisabeth, and children (Elisabeth, age 19; Johann Heinrich, age 17; Anna Barbara, age 14; Anna, age 11; Johann[es], age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Father Heinrich died. Widow Elisabeth and the surviving children settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 18 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 61.

In 1790, Johannes Bopp and his family moved from Balzer to Straub.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that this Popp family came from the German region of Isenburg.

The descendants in Balzer appear to use the surname of Popp while the descendants in Straub appear to use the surname of Bopp.


- 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): Bz083, Bz101, Sr07, Mv0065.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 89.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1817.


Brent Mai

Immigrated to the following locations: 

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