Mohr (Yagodnaya Polyana)

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Mohr (Yagodnaya Polyana)
Моръ (Yagodnaya Polyana)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Mohr families recorded in the Volga German colony of Yagodnaya Polyana. Their relationship to each other, if any, needs further research.

(1) Johann Konrad Mohr, a farmer, and his wife Agnetta Christina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Die Frau Dietrika under the command of Skipper Joachim Friedrich Luhn.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 61.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Mohr came from the German region of Stolberg. The 1767 census records that they came from the German village of Münzenberg.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Mohr family among the Volga German colonies.

(2) Widow Anna Elisabeth Mor [sic] and her children (Cathrina, age 14; Anna Maria, age 10; Johann Conradt, age 6) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Widow Mohr remarried to widower Andreas Pfaffenroth with whom she was travelling from St. Petersburg to Saratov. Andreas Pfaffenroth, his wife Anna Elisabeth, and children (Katharina [Mohr], age 13; Anna Maria [Mohr], age 11; Johann Konrad [Mohr], age 8) are recorded on the 1767 census of Yagodnaya Polyana in Household No. 41.

The widow and children of [Johann] Konrad Mohr are recorded on the 1798 census of Yagodnaya Polyana in Household No. Yp84.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Yp84.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 183, 189.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6108.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #8395-8398, #8419.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies