Schmidt (Norka-1)

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Schmidt (Norka-1)
Шмитъ (Norka-1)
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Ulrich Schmidt, a farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 and is recorded there along with his new wife Magdalena in Household No. 60.

Ulrich Schmidt, his wife Magdalena, and son Nikolaus (age 4) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 45.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Ulrich Schmidt came from the German district of Hanau.


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 45).
- 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): Nr046.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 244.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4079.

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Volga Colonies