Reich (Norka)

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Reich (Norka)
Рейхъ (Norka)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

[Johannes] Konrad Reich settled in the Volga German colony of Norka. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 67 living with the Konrad Fischer family. A relationship between the Reich and Fischer family is not recorded on the 1767 census.

Johannes Reich, his wife Christina, and daughters (Katharina, age 5; Anna Margaretha, age 3) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 136.

Johannes Reich (age 51) is recorded on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr091.

It is not known whether there is any connection between Konrad Reich and Johannes Reich.


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 136).
- 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): Nr143.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 247.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies