Hölzer / Helzer (Norka-2)

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Hölzer (Norka-2)
Helzer (Norka-2)
Helser (Norka-2)
Hoelzer (Norka-2)
Гелцеръ (Norka-2)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Konrad Hölzer, a farmer, and his brothers Johannes (age 20) and Johann Adam (age 18½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Households No. 88, 137, and 164.

In 1786, Johannes Hölzer moved from Norka to Schaffhausen.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that this Hölzer family 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): Nr014, Nr016, Nr020, Nr100, Sh41, Mv1930.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 252, 265, & 273.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4088.


Brent Mai

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