Mohr / Moor (Norka-2)

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Moor (Norka-2)
Mohr (Norka-2)
Моръ (Norka-2)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Peter Mohr, son of Johann Nicolaus & Maria Magdalena Mohr, was born in Ruschberg. His baptism on 13 October 1736 is recorded in the parish register of the Reformed Church in Baumholder.

Peter Mohr (Lohr incorrectly recorded by Plehve), a farmer, his wife Elisabeth [sic], and daughter Maria Barbara (age 2½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

Peter Mohr and his wife Elisabeth are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Peter Mohr, a farmer, and his wife Anna Margaretha are recorded on the 1767 census of Norka in Household No. 175. They had settled there on 26 August 1767.

Peter Mohr, his wife Anna Margaretha, and children (Johann Konrad, age 5; Jakob, age ¼; Anna Maria, age ¼) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 5.

Konrad Mohr, son of Peter Mohr, and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr098.

Johannes Mohr, son of Konrad Mohr, and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Hoffental.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Peter Moor came from the German district of Zweibrücken.


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 5).
- 1857 Hoffental Census.
- 1857 Norka Census (Household No. 480).
- 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): Nr098.
- Parish register of Baumholder.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 276.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5183.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1899-1900.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Maggie Hein

Steve Schreiber

Brent Mai

Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the arrival in Russia of Peter Mohr and his family.
Source: Brent Mai.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies