Mohr (Moor)

Spelling Variations: 
Mohr (Moor)
Моръ (Moor)
Moore (Moor)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Jacob Mohr, son of Adam & Charlotte Mohr from Rathsweiler, married on 11 June 1744 in Ulmet to Anna Margaretha Edinger, daughter of Wilhelm Edinger from Oberalben.

The baptisms of two of their children are recorded in the parish register of Ulmet: (1) Abraham, baptized 4 October 1744; and (2) Simon, baptized 4 December 1746.

Jakob Mohr, a farmer, his wife Anna Margaretha, and children (Adam, age 18; Anna Margaretha, age 16) are recorded on the 1767 census of Moor in Household No. 2. Jakob is also recorded there as a vice-mayor (Beisitzer) of the colony. Simon Mohr (age 20) and his brother Abraham (age 22) are recorded on the 1767 census of Moor in Households No. 7 & 8, respectively. They had all arrived in the Volga German colony of Moor on 1 July 1766.

It is after this family that the colony was named.

The 1767 census records that Jakob Moor came from the German Kurpfalz area.

Sources: 

- 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): Mo26, Mo42, Mo44.
- Parish register of Ulmet.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 155, 157.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Wayne Bonner

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