Vögler (Norka)

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Vögler (Norka)
Феглеръ (Norka)
Fegler (Norka)
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The baptisms of the following children of Nikolaus Vögler and his wife Anna Nagelschmidt from Radmühl are recorded in the parish registers of the nearby village of Unterreichenbach: (1) Anna Margaretha, baptized 21 September 1757; (2) Eva Catharina, baptized 8 December 1759; and (3) Johann Georg, born 27 September 1764. The death of an unnamed son (age 1½) on 23 May 1763 is also recorded there.

Nikolaus Vogler, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Anna,and children (Anna, age 10; Eva, age 7; Johann, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 along with his in-laws, Heinrich & Elisabeth Nagelschmidt.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 130 along with his mother-in-law, Elisabeth Margaretha (age 66) and orphan Anna Margaretha Schneider (age 16), daughter of the deceased Peter Schneider. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Vögler and Schneider families.

Nikolaus Vögler, his wife Anna Margaretha, and sons (Johannes, age 7; Johann Heinrich, age 4; Johann Adam, age 1) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 31 along with his daughter Anna Margaretha (age 19), son-in-law Johann Heinrich Horst, granddaughter Anna Margaretha (age 1), and stepson Friedrich Horst (age 20).


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 31).
- 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): Nr031, Nr167.
- Parish records of Unterreichenbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 264.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3198.

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