Lohrei / Lohrey (Norka)

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Lohrey (Norka)
Lohrei (Norka)
Лорей (Norka)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Heinrich Lorey and his wife Anna Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin. He settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 where he is recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 3 with a new wife, Maria Sibilla.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Heinrich is a tailor while the 1767 census records that he is a craftsman (Handwerker).  Both of these documents record that he came from the German district of Isenburg.


- 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): Nr093.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 228.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3803.

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