Schwar(t)z (Norka)

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Schwartz (Norka)
Schwarz (Norka)
Шварцъ (Norka)
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Johann Traugott Schwartz married Anna Catharina Trüber on 25 February 1766 in the German village of Wolf. Anna Catharina had been there born on 21 November 1738.

Johann Traugolt Schwartz, a cooper, and his wife Anna Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard the Russian pink Vologda under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Bartenyev.

Traugot Schwarz, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 161.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Traugot Schwartz came from the German region of Sachsen (Saxony).


- Idt, Andreas and Georg Rauschenbach. Auswanderung deutsche Kolonisten nach Russland im Jahre 1766. Moscow: 2019.
- 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): Nr105.
- Parish register of Wolf.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 272.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4877.

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Herb Femling

Roger Burbank

Brent Mai

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