Mohr / Moor (Norka-1)

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Moor (Norka-1)
Mohr (Norka-1)
Моръ (Norka-1)
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Johann Moor, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and his sister [Sus]Anna Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard the Russian pink Vologda under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Bartenyev.

The three arrived in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 34.

Johannes Mohr, his wife Katharina, and children (Katharina, age 7; Johann Peter, age 3) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 50.

Johannes Mohr and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr052.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johannes Moor came from the German district of Isenburg.


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 50).
- 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): Nr052.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 237.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4855, #4856.

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Volga Colonies