Holler (Norka)

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Holler (Norka)
Голлеръ (Norka)
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Friedrich Holler, a farmer, and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian ship under the command of Lieutenant Ilyin.

Friedrich Holler, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife Katharina settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 18 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 28.

Friedrich Holler, his wife Anna Katharina, and children (Katharina, age 8; Anna Margaretha, age 5; Johann Just, age 4) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 3.

Friedrich Holler is recorded on the 1798 census in Household Nr077.

The death of Jost Holler in 1832 is recorded on the 1834 census of Norka in Household No. 396.

The 1834 census of Norka records in Household No. 396 that Johann Adam Holler relocated to the colony of Rosenheim in 1825.

Johann Adam Holler from Norka is recorded on the 1834 census of Rosenheim in Household No. 90 with a note that he had moved there in 1824.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Friedrich Holler came from the German region of Bayreuth.

[This family is erroneously recorded as Köhler in some translations.]


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 3).
- 1834 Norka Census (Household No. 396).
- 1834 Rosenheim Census (Household No. 90).
- 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): Nr077.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 236.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical Universiy, 2010): #2719.

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Volga Colonies