Wolf (Norka-1)

Spelling Variations: 
Wolf (Norka-1)
Вольфъ (Norka-1)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Friedrich Wolf, a baker, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of skipper Detlov Merberg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. Only daughter Elisabeth (age 7) survived to be recorded in Norka on the 1767 census in Household No. 122 along with the Wilhelm Stärkel family.

The Oranenbaum passenger list records the Johann Friedrich Wolf came from the German district of Isenburg. By the 1798 census, another Friedrich Wolf family is living in Norka (Nr115).


- 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.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies