Wolf (Norka-1)*

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Wolf (Norka-1)*
Вольфъ (Norka-1)*
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Johann Friedrich Wolf, a baker, his wife Anna Katharina, and children (Anna Elisabeth, age 6; Johann Georg, age ¼) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of skipper Detlov Merberg.

Johann Fridr. Wulff [sic], his wife Anna Catarina, and children (Anna Elisabeth, age 6; Hans Georg, age ½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that both parents and son Hans Georg died en route.

Daughter Elisabeth Wolf (age 7) is recorded on the 1767 census of Norka in Household No. 122 along with the Wilhelm Stärkel family. They had settled there on 15 August 1767. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Wolf and Stärkel families.

The Oranenbaum passenger list records the Johann Friedrich Wolf came from the German district of Isenburg.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Wolf family among the Volga German colonies.

By the 1775 census, another Friedrich Wolf family was living in Norka.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 262.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5160.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2525-2528.

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