Molko

Spelling Variations: 
Molko
Молко
Molke
Molgo
Molcko
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Pre-Volga Origin: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Francis Anton Molko, son of Hubert Conrad Molko & Maria Gertrude Weber, was born in Wien (Vienna), Austria, on 26 October 1743 and baptized there in St. Stephan's Roman Catholic Cathedral. 

Anton Molko, an asparagus farmer (Meister für Spargelanbau), his wife Christina, and daughter Sophia (age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingraber.

Anton Molko and his wife Christina are recorded on the 1767 census of Warenburg in Household No. 73. They had settled there on 12 May 1767.

Heinrich Peter Molko, presumed son of Anton Molko, and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Warenburg in Household No. Wr110.

The death of Heinrich Peter Molko in 1808 is recorded on the 1811 census of Warenburg in Household No. 110.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Anton Kolko came from Vienna.

Sources: 

- 1811 Warenburg Census (Household No. 110).
- Idt, Andreas and Rauschenbach, Georg. Auswanderung deutsche Kolonisten nach Russland im Jahre 1766 (Moscow: 2019): 252.
- 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): Wr110.
- Parish register of St. Stephan's Cathedral.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 333.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2045.

Researcher(s): 

Felix Gundacker

Lidia Molke

Steve Schreiber

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies