Müller (Norka-5)

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Müller (Norka-5)
Милеръ (Norka-5)
Miller (Norka-5)
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Johannes Müller, son of Johann Gebhardt Müller, married in Burgbracht on 25 February 1740 to Anna Margaretha Schmidt, daughter of Lipps Schmidt.

The baptisms of their children are recorded in the parish register of Burgbracht: (1) Johann Ernst, baptized in November 1743; (2) Johann Georg, baptized 15 July 1746; (3) Anna Margaretha, baptized 17 November 1749; (4) Johann Georg, baptized 15 January 1752; (5) Johann Heinrich, baptized in April 1754; (6) Johannes, baptized 2 May 1756; and (7) Anna Elisabetha, baptized 12 November 1759.

Johannes Müller, farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann, age 21; Anna, age 18; Georg, age 16; Heinrich, age 13; Johannes, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper John Scott.

Johannes Müller, his wife Anna Margaretha, and children (Johann Georg, age 21; Anna Maria, age 18; Georg, age 16¼; Johann Heinrich, age 13; Johannes, age 8) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that wife Anna Margaretha and younger son Georg died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 26 August 1767 and recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 171 along with his new wife Magdalena, widow of Christoph Weinberger, and her son Johann Heinrich Weinberger (age 16).

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johannes Müller came from the German region of Isenburg.


- Parish register of Burg-Bracht.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2005): 275.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3713.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2482-2488.

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