Hölzer / Helzer (Norka-1)

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Hölzer (Norka-1)
Helzer (Norka-1)
Helser (Norka-1)
Hoelzer (Norka-1)
Гелцеръ (Norka-1)
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Johann[es] Hölzer, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Strelna under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.

Johannes Hölzer settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 5 along with his new wife Anna Maria and their 2-week-old son Johann Georg.

In 1790, widow Anna Maria Hölzer and her son moved from Norka to Anton. In 1796, Johann Georg Hölzer moved from Norka to Dinkel.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Hölzer came from the German district of Hessen.


- 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): Dn35, Mv1952, Mv2022.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 228.


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Volga Colonies