Hahn (Norka)

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Hahn (Norka)
Ганъ (Norka)
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Melchior Hahn, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, son Johann Konrad (age 2), and mother-in-law Anna Maria [surname not recorded] 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 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 148.  The mother-in-law is not recorded with them on this document.

Melchior Hahn, his wife Christina, and children (Johann Konrad, age 14; Eva Elisabeth, age 8; Anna Katharina, are 4) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 112.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Melchior Hahn came from the German district of Hessen.

The 1767 census of Norka also records a Konrad Hahn, age 20, arrived there on 15 August 1767 and is living in the household (No. 3) of Johann Heinrich Lorei. The relationship between Konrad Hahn and Johann Heinrich Lorei is not recorded.

This Konrad Hahn is recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Supplemental Houseohld No. 9 along with a note that he intends to marry Erika, the daughter of widow Elisabeth Klaus in Dönhof.

The widow of Konrad Hahn is recorded on the 1798 census of Dönhof in Household No. Dh064.


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 112 & Supplemental Household No. 9).
- 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): Dh064, Nr117.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 228, 268.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4077.


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