Schön (Norka)

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Schön (Norka)
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The parish register of Eckartshausen records the marriage of Johannes Aschenbrenner from Eckartshausen & Friederica Elisabetha Schön from Himbach on 9 June 1763.

Johann[es] Schön, a weaver, his wife Katharina, and daughter Katharina Elisabeth (age 30) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.

Johannes Schön (age 66), a farmer, and his wife Katharina (age 70) settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 58.

They are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Supplemental Household No. 4. The 1775 census notes that Johannes Schön is a silk weaver and that he has three daughters, although their names are not recorded. It is assumed that [Friedrika] Elisabeth Aschenbrenner née Schön recorded on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr144 is one of them.

The 1767 census records that he came from the German district of Isenburg.

There do not appear to be any surviving male descendants of this family.


- 1775 Norka Census (Supplemental Household No.4).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 244.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3805.


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Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies