Bauer (Norka-1)

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Bauer (Norka-1)
Бауеръ (Norka-1)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Georg Bauer, a musketeer from Dudenrod, obtained special permission to marry Anna Louisa Sittner, daughter of Thomas Sittner from Pferdsbach "in der Stille" [quietly]. They were married in the parish church in Wolf on 18 June 1759. Their “quiet” [not public] marriage was due to the birth of an illegitimate son.

The baptisms of three children born in Dudenrod to Johann Georg Bauer & Anna Louisa Sittner are recorded in the parish register of Wolf: (1) Thomas, baptized 18 June 1758; (2) Johann Georg, baptized 26 July 1761; and (3) Anna Elisabeth, baptized 2 December 1764.

Johann Georg Bauer, a farmer, his wife Louisa Elisabeth [sic], and sons (Johann Thomas, age 8; Johann Georg, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the Russian pink Vologda under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Bartenyev along with Louisa's widowed father Thomas and her sister Elisabeth (age 30).

Orphans Thomas Bauer (age 10) and Georg Bauer (age 7), sons of Thomas Bauer, are recorded on the 1767 census of Norka (Thomas in Household No. 6 along with the Konrad Weigandt family; Georg in Household No. 8 along with the Johannes Hamburger family). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Bauer family and either the Weigandt or Hamburger families.

Thomas Bauer is recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 24 still with the Konrad Weigand family.

Thomas Bauer and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr104.

In 1790, Georg Bauer moved from Norka to Messer.

Georg Bauer and his family recorded on the 1798 census of Messer in Household No. Ms22.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Georg Bauer came from the German region of Isenburg.


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 24).
- Idt, Andreas and Georg Rauschenbach. Auswanderung deutsche Kolonisten nach Russland im Jahre 1766 (Moscow: 2019): 33.
- 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): Ms22, Nr104, Mv1948.
- Parish register of Wolf (including Dudenrod & Pferdsbach).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 229.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4858, #4859.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Steve Schreiber

Maggie Hein

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies