Bolender (Norka / Yagodnaya Polyana)
Philipp Bolender, a farmer, his wife Anna Margaretha, and children (Johann Georg, age 12; Johann, age 8; Magdalena, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Citadel under the command of Midshipman Grigory Bukharin.
Phillip Bolender, his wife Anna Margreth, and children (Johann Georg, age 15; Johannes, age 11; Magdalena, age 4) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that both parents died en route.
Surving son Johann Georg Bolender (age 13) settled in the Volga German colony of Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 Septmber 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 73 along with the Johannes Götz family. No relationship between the Bolender and Götz families is recorded on the 1767 census of Yagodnaya Polyana.
Surviving son Johannes Bolender (age 8) settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 2 September 1767 where he is recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 196 along with the Heinrich Albrecht family. No relationship between the Bolender and Albrecht families is recorded on the 1767 census of Norka.
In 1788, Johannes Bolender moved from Norka to Pobochnaya.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Philipp Bolender came from the German region of Erbach.
- 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): Pb10, Yp19, Mv1931.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 192.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 282.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5261.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #8356-8359.
Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording Philipp Bolender and his family.
Source: Brent Mai.