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Johannes Adam Noll, son of Johannes Heinrich Noll (born 13 December 1697) & Maria Anna Hofacker (26 November 1700 - 17 February 1731), was baptized 18 September 1722 in St. Martin's Catholic Church in Orb. He married in St. Martin's on 3 February 1750 to Eva Brasch, daughter of Johannes Adam Brasch & Maria Barbara Eckert. Eva Brasch had also been baptized at St. Martin's on 15 November 1723.

The baptisms of the following children born to Johannes Adam Noll & Eva Brasch are recorded on the parish register of St. Martin's Catholic Church in Orb: (1) Johann Jacob, baptized 22 October 1750; (2) Eva, baptized 13 May 1754; (3) Johann, baptized 9 November 1755; (4 & 5) twins unnamed child [who died immediately after birth] & Heinrich, baptized on 30 June 1759; and (6) Anna Maria, baptized 27 July 1760.

Johannes Adam Noll also had a half-brother born to his father's third wife (Anna Catharina Beisler): Johannes Jacob, baptized 9 March 1747.

Adam Noll, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann [actually his brother], age 20; Eva, age 12; Johannes, age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Johann Adam Noll, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Johann Jacob, age 20 [actually his brother]; Eva, age 14; Johannes, age 12) are recorded on a list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Adam Null [sic], a cooper (Fassbinder), his wife Maria, and children (Jakob [actually his brother], age 21; Eva, age 13; Johannes, age 12) are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits appended to the 1767 census. It is not known in which colony they settled.

The 1767 census records that Johann Adam Null came from the German village of Orb.

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


- Kertel, Karola. Ortsfamilienbuch Bad Orb. [Online]
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 360.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #4467.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6150-6154.

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