Neuhard / Neihard (Balzer)

Spelling Variations: 
Neuhard (Balzer)
Neihard (Balzer)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Heinrich Neuhardt, a farmer, his wife Barbara, and children (Johann, age 21; Philipp, age 18; Anna, age 16; Christina, age 14) arrived from Danzig at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 aboard the galliot Die Hoffnung under the command of Skipper Johann Heschke.

The parents died. The children settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 89.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that this Neuhardt family came from the German region of Isenburg.


- 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): Bz023.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 98.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3015.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies