Johannes Nolde, son of Johann Georg Nolde and Katharina Müller, was born in Norka on August 3, 1822. He was one of the scouts selected to come to North America in 1874 to investigate opportunities for the Volga Germans to immigrate to the United States. He and the other scouts traveled by train to Hamburg, Germany, where they boarded the SS Schiller. They arrived at Castle Garden in New York City on 15 July 1874.
He and his family returned to the United States in 1878 and settled in Sutton, Nebraska. He died there on 28 October 1895.
- Norka: Johannes Nolde (Norka website by Steve Schreiber)