Knorr (Urbach)

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Knorr (Urbach)
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Andreas Knorr, a chamois maker, and his wife Anna Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the snow-brig Der Merkur under the command of Skipper Johann Heinrich Abelmann. Andreas Knorr died after their arrival in Russia and his widow remarried to Daniel Schlitter.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Urbach on 13 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Andreas Knorr came from the German region of Bayreuth [which is in Bavaria]. The 1767 census records that his widow Maria Anna [sic] came from the German region of Sulzbach.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 276.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3277.


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