Grün (Norka)

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Grün (Norka)
Green (Norka)
Грунъ (Norka)
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Johann Caspar Grün, son of Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Grün (5 July 1711 - 6 June 1773) & Anna Margaretha Noß (4 December 1712 - 22 April 1773), was baptized on 13 December 1738 in Wolf near Büdingen. He married there on 3 November 1763 to Gertrude Elisabeth Geiß, daughter of Heinrich David Geiß & Eva Katharina Hencken.

Johann Kaspar Grün and his wife Gertruda arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard the Russian pink Vologda under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Bartenyev.

They arrived in Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census at Household No. 32.

Kaspar Grün and his family are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 206.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Karpar Grün was a tailor while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker).


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 206).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Nr038, Nr148, Nr215.
- Parish records for Wolf (included with those of Dudenrod and Pferdsbach).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 237.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4864.


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