Milgenk / Milling (Norka)*

Spelling Variations: 
Milling (Norka)*
Milgenk*
Мильгенкъ*
Миллингъ (Norka)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johannes Milling [sic], his wife Magdalena Judith, and daughter Henrietta (age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard the Russian pink Vologda under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Bartenyev.

Johannes settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 118 along with his new wife, widow Magdalena Bartel and her son Johannes (age 6). Also recorded there is another stepdaughter Susanna Dietz, daughter of the deceased Kaspar Dietz.

Johannes Milgeig [sic], his wife Magdalena, and daughter Louisa (age 1½) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 6 along with his [step-]son Johannes [Bartel] and [step-]daughter Susanna [Dietz].

This surname appears on the 1798 and 1811 censuses as Milgenk.

The death in 1806 of Johannes Milgenk is recorded on the 1811 census of Norka in Household No. 166. There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johannes Milling is a farmer while the 1767 census records that he is a craftsman (Handwerker). Both documents record that Johannes Milling came from the German district of Isenburg.

Sources: 

- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 6).
- 1811 Norka Census (Household No. 166).
- 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): Nr166.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 260.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4884.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies