Schäfer (Norka-3)

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Schäfer (Norka-3)
Шеферъ (Norka-3)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Konrad Schäfer, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth [sic], and children (Johann Heinrich, age 13; Anna Margaretha, age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

Widow Margaretha [sic] Schäfer and her son Johann Heinrich (age 14) settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 80.

Adam Loch's widow and her son Johann Heinrich Schäfer (age 20) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Supplemental Household No. 6 along with a note that he is deaf and that their house and outbuildings had burned in 1770.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that this Schäfer family came from the German district of Isenburg.


- 1775 Norka Census (Supplemental Household No. 6).
- 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): Nr224.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 250.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #4074.

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Brent Mai

Volga Colonies