Schreiber (Norka)

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Schreiber (Norka)
Шрейберъ (Norka)
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Johann Conrad Schreiber, a soldier (Soldat) and son of Johannes Schreiber & Anna Gertrude Lapp, was born 29 November 1715 in Ronshausen. He married there on 8 February 1742 to Anna Margaretha Roth, daughter of Georg Roth & Magdalena Tochter. She had been born in 1710 in Großensee.

The baptisms of several children born to Johann Conrad Schreiber & Anna Margaertha Roth are recorded in the parish register of Ronshausen: (1) Christina Magdalena, born 15 April 1742; (2) Conrad, born 19 March 1743, died 28 May 1808 [in Ronshausen]; (3) Johann Henrich, born 20 October 1744; (4) Johannes, born 9 November 1747; (5) Johann Wilhelm, baptized 24 December 1749; and (6) Anna Catharina, born 29 January 1753.

Anna Margaretha Schreiber née Roth died in Ronshausen on 26 August 1762. Johann Conrad Schreiber died in Ronshausen on 6 April 1777.

The parish register in Ronshausen records that this man departed the village in 1766 "to go out into the world" ["Soll in die Welt gegangen Sein"].

Johann Wilhelm Schreiber, a single theology student, arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard the packet-boat Lebed under the command of Lieutenant Timophey Elshin. [Amburger records that this Johann Wilhelm Schreiber is from Mecklenburg and that he became a pastor who served the parish in Belovesh (Cernigov Region) form 1767 to 1802. Schnurr also records that this Johann Wilhelm Schreiber served as pastor of the congregation in Belovesh.]

Johann Wilhelm Schreiber and his wife Anna Eva née Moritz, widow of Johann Wilhelm Becker who was also from Ronshausen, are recorded on the 1767 census of Norka in Household No. 135. Her parents are also recorded there in Household No. 136 [see Moritz Family].

Wilhelm Schreiber, his wife Anna Eva, children (Johann Heinrich, age 6½; Anna Katharina, age 4; Anna Regina, age ¼), and father-in-law Johann Heinrich Moritz are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 139.

Wilhelm Schreiber and his wife Eva Moritz are recorded on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr146.

Wilhelm Schreiber and his family are recorded on the 1811 census of Norka in Household No. 146.

The 1767 census records that Johann Wilhelm Schreiber came from the German region of Hessen.


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 139).
- 1811 Norka Census (Household No. 146).
- Amburger, Erik. Die Pastoren Der Evangelischen Kirchen Russlands Vom Ende Des 16. Jahrhunderts Bis 1937: Ein Biographisches Lexikon (Lüneburg: Inst. Nordostdt. Kulturwerk, 1998).
- 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): Nr146.
- 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): #620.
- Parish register of Ronshausen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 265.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2681, #4991.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Evangelischer Teil (Stuttgart: Selbstverlag Joseph Schnurr, 1972): 208.
- Schreiber, Steve. "Is My Name Schreiber or Becker?" Norka Website [Online].

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Steve Schreiber

Brent Mai

Diane M. Komp

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