Mosebach (Norka)

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Mosebach (Norka)
Мозебахъ (Norka)
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Johann Heinrich Mosebach, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 September 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Strelna under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1768 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 138.

Heinrich Mosebach from Norka is recorded on the 1834 census of Biberstein in Household No. 40.

By 1857, Georg Mosebach from Norka was living in the Volga German daughter colony of Neu-Yagodnaya.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Heinrich Mosebach came from the German district of Hessen.


- 1834 Biberstein Census (Household No. 40).
- 1857 Neu-Yagodnaya Census.
- 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): Nr084, Nr163.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 266.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4996.

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Volga Colonies