Schneider (Norka-1)

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Schneider (Norka-1)
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Christoph Schneider, a widower, and Anna Catharina, daughter of Johann Heinrich Albert, were married in Büdingen on 27 February 1749. They had four children, all of whom were baptized in Büdingen: (1) Susanna Catharina Philippina, 30 July 1752; (2) Maria Sophia Wilhelmina, 27 October 1754; (3) Johann Heinrich, 19 June 1757; and (4) Johann Georg, 9 March 1760.

Christoph Schneider and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard the Russian pink Vologda under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Bartenyev.

Christoph and several of the children apparently did not survive the journey to the colonies. His widow, newly married to widower Martin Ross who was on the same ship, settled in the Volga German colony of Norka where she is recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 27 along with two of the surviving Schneider children: Sophia Wilhelmina (age 13) & Johann Heinrich (age 12).


- 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): Nr201.
- Parish records of Büdingen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 236.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4852.


Maggie Hein

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies