Marquardt (Norka)

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Marquardt (Norka)
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Johannes Marquardt, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

It appears that only son Michael (age 17) survived to settle in the Volga German colony of Norka where he is recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 50 living with the Engelhard Berger. A relationship between the Berger and the Marquardt families is not recorded on the 1767 census.

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 242.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): # 5128.


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