Röhrig (Balzer)

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Röhrig (Balzer)
Рерихъ (Balzer)
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A researcher identified as "selena" on the forum of the Wolgadeutsche.net site posts that Severin Röhrig (born 1697) and Engel Catharina Ruppel married on 19 October 1726 in Hüttengesäß. Among their children was Philipp Röhrig, who was baptized in Hüttengesäß on 4 July 1740.

Philipp married on 4 April 1765 to Anna Maria Schmick, daughter of Johann Heinrich Schmick from Lieblos, Meerholtz. Their daughter, Anna Elisabeth was born in 1765 and died on 1 May 1766 in Büdingen.

Philipp Röhrig, a farmer, and his wife Anna Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

Philipp settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 8 August 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 91 along with his new wife Katharina.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Philipp Röhrig came from the German region of Isenburg. The burial register in Büdingen records that Philipp Röhrig was from Lieblos.


- 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): Bz086.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1217.
- Parish register of Büdingen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 99.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4008.


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