Borger (Kraft)

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Borger (Kraft)
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Anton Borger, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Anna Margaretha, age 15; Johannes, age 14) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kraft in Household No. 24. They had settled in Kraft on 18 August 1767.

In 1788, Heinrich Borger (recorded as Becker) moved from Kraft to Stephan.

Johannes Borger's widow [Louisa Seifert] remarried to Johannes Reichert and is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Kf22 along with her Borger children.

The 1767 census records that Anton Borger (recorded as Becker) came from the German village of Merlau in the Darmstadt region.


- 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): Kf22, Mv1362.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 399.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies