Bock (Katharinenstadt)*

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Bock (Katharinenstadt)*
Бокъ (Katharinenstadt)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Adolph Bock, a shoemaker, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Anna, age 3; Johann, age ½) arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 12 May 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Catharina with the skipper Daniel Geier at the helm.

Adolph Bock, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Elisabeth Hell are recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 94. They had settled there on 5 March 1767.

Both the Kuhlberg list and the 1767 Census record that Adolph Bock came from the German village of Grünberg. The 1767 census records that Elisabeth Hell came from the German region of Darmstadt.

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


- 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): Ka102.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 296.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #151.

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Pre-Volga Origin

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