Ifland (Norka)*

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Ifland (Norka)*
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Hartmann Ifland, son of Johannes & Elisabetha Ifland from Lützelhausen, was baptized 2 October 1738 in Altenhaßlau. He married in Rothenbergen on 5 January 1764 to Anna Maria Hessler, widow of Jacob Hessler.

Hartmann Ifland, a farmer, and his wife Anna Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov along with 3 of her children from her first marriage [surname Hessler] (Christina, age 18; Anna Margaretha, age 13; Friedrich, age 5). Hartmann Ifland died following arrival in Russia and his widow, Anna Maria, remarried to Konrad Fischer.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 67. The three children recorded on the 1767 Census of Norka in Household No. 67 with the surname of Ifland are actually Anna Maria's children by an earlier marriage to Johann Jakob Hessler who had died before leaving Germany.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Hartmann Ifland came from the German district of Isenburg.

There are no known surviving male descendants of this Ifland family among the Volga German colonies.


- List of those recruited by Johann Facius from 13 November 1765 to 18 February 1766.
- Parish register of Altenhaßlau (Archion.de).
- Parish register of Gründau (Archion.de).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 247.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4044.


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