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Heinrich & Elisabeth Barbara Bollger from Mimbach had the following children (surname recorded in parish records with various spellings: Bollger, Bollgers, Bolliger):

(1) Johann Georg, baptized 18 January 1750 in Webenheim; died 1 May 1751
(2) Elisabeth Margaretha, baptized 1 January 1752 in Webenheim
(3) Susanna Catharina, baptized 20 May 1753 in Webenheim
(4) Johann Henrich, baptized 11 January 1756 in Webenheim
(5) Johannes, baptized 26 June 1757 in Webenheim
(6) Johann Georg, baptized 28 October 1759 in Webenheim
(7) Catharina Magdalena, baptized 22 February 1761 in Webenheim
(8) Joh. Balthasar, born 21 February 1764 in Mörschbach, baptized 26 February 1764 in Lambsborn

The surviving members of the family immigrated to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Reinhard on 15 July 1766.  The father, Heinrich, died at some point after arriving in Russia, and his widow remarried to Johann Wolf.  The combined Wolf/Bolger family is recorded on the 1767 census of Reinhard in Household No. 10.

Another Bolger family also settled in the colony of Reinhard. Balthasar Bolger and his family settled in Reinhard on 15 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11. The 1767 census records that Balthasar Bolger came from the German village of Hornbach in the region of Zweibrücken.

In 1834, Johann Heinrich Bolger moved from Reinhard to Schäfer.

In 1834, Heinrich Gottfried Bolger moved from Reinhard to Schwed.


- 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): Rh09, Rh21, Rh23.
- Parish records of Lamsborn (LDS Film No. 193964).
- Parish records of Webenheim (LDS Film No. 475795).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 19-20.

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