Reichert (Norka)

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Reichert (Norka)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Adam Reichert, a single farmer, arrived in Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 where he is recorded on the 1767 census along with his new wife Katharina.

Adam Reichert, his wife Katharina, and children (Nikolaus, age 7; Anna Katharina, age 4; Anna Magdalena, age 2½) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 30.

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

Sources: 

- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 30).
- 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): Nr030.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 256.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5206.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies