Korger (Hölzel)

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Korger (Hölzel)
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Widow Cunigunda Korger and her children arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.

The surviving son of this family (Johannes/Hans, age 10) settled in the Volga German colony of Hölzel on 11 September 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 43, living with his brother-in-law Johannes Göringer. Göringer's wife, Barbara, however, is not recorded as one of the children of Cunigunda Korger on the Oranienbaum passenger list.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that the Korger family came from the German region of Bamberg.


- 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): Lb48.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 119.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6168.


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Volga Colonies