Pauli / Paulÿ (Norka)
Philipp Jacob Pauli, a school teacher (Schulmeister) living in Wächtersbach, had at least two sons: (1) Philipp Jacob, born about 1728; and (2) Johann Peter, born about 1733. These two sons migrated to the Volga German colony of Norka.
(1) Philipp Jacob Pauli, a stocking weaver (Strumpfweber), married in Büdingen on 9 December 1756 to Maria Elisabeth Burghard, daughter of Johann Jost Burghard.
The baptisms of three children born to Philipp Jacob Pauli & Maria Elisabeth Burghard have been located: (1) Johann Georg, baptized 2 December 1757 in Büdingen; (2) Johannes, born 18 April 1760, baptized 20 April 1760 in Wächtersbach; and (3) Christian Friedrich, baptized 25 March 1764 in Büdingen.
Philipp Pauli, a farmer, his wife Maria, and children (Johann, age 10; Johannes, age 5; Christian, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the ship Fortitude under the command of John Scott on 29 August 1766.
Philipp Jakob Pauli, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Maria Elisabeth, and children (Johann Georg, age 13½; Johannes, age 9; Christian Friedrich, age 3½; Johann Erhard, age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Norka in Household No. 16. They had settled in Norka on 15 August 1767.
Philipp Jakob Pauli and his family are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 179.
In 1793, Eckhardt Paulÿ moved from Norka to Anton.
Philipp Jakob Pauli and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr188.
The death of Philipp Jakob Pauli in 1809 is recorded on the 1811 census of Norka.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Philipp Pauli came from the German region of Isenburg.
(2) Johann Peter Pauli, a school teacher (Schulmeister), married in Wächtersbach on 20 February 1754 to Maria Elisabeth Wilhelm, daughter of Johannes Wilhelm from Schlierbach. She had been baptized 5 December 1734.
The baptisms of 8 children born to Johann Peter Pauli & Maria Elisabeth Wilhelm are recorded in the parish register of Hellstein: (1) Anna Kunigunda, baptized 22 December 1754, died 14 January 1755; twins (2) Philipp Jacob & (3) Anna Catharina, born 18 September 1755, baptized 20 September 1755, died [both of them] 7 January 1756; (4) Georg Christian, born 14 February 1757, baptized 20 February 1757; (5) Anna Catharina, born 5 February 1759, baptized 11 February 1759; (6) Anna Elisabeth, born 11 November 1760, baptized 14 November 1760, died 4 May 1762; (7) Johann Wilhelm, born 6 December 1763, baptized 11 December 1763; and (8) Anna Maria, born 30 March 1766, baptized 6 April 1766.
Johann Peter Pauly, a farmer, his wife Anna Elisabeth, and their children (Georg Christian, age 10; Anna Katharina, age 8; Johann Wilhelm, age 2½; Anna Maria, age ½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the hooker Die Jungfer Dietrika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm.
Research by Steve Schreiber uncovered that archival documents recording that Johann Peter submitted a request to the government in St. Petersburg on 13 August 1767 seeking permission to remain in St. Petersburg. This request was eventually denied, and on 30 December 1767, he was ordered to leave for Saratov.
They arrived in Norka too late to be recorded there on the 1767 census. Johann Peter Pauli and his family are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 166 along with a note that he is serving as the church sextant [caretaker of the church]. According to Johannes Preisendorf in his chronicle entitled “Auszüge aus der Chronik der Kolonie Norka an der Wolga”, Johann Peter also served as the first school teacher in Norka.
The 1798 census records Johann Peter Paulÿ and his family in Household No. Nr174.
Johann Peter Paulÿ and his family are recorded on the 1811 census of Norka in Household No. 174 along with a note that he died there in 1810.
The widowed daughter-in-law and grandsons of Johann Peter Paulÿ are recorded on the 1834 census of Norka in Household No. 225.
Research by Karl Becker reveals that Katharina Pauly, daughter of Peter Pauly, received authorization to leave Norka on 14 February 1790. The movement table that accompanies the 1798 census of Norka records that Katharina Pauly, daughter of Peter Pauly, moved to Sarepta in 1794.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Peter Pauly came from the German region of Isenburg.
- 1775 Norka Census (Households No. 166, 179).
- 1811 Norka Census (Household No. 174).
- 1834 Norka Census (Households No. 112, 169, 225).
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