Mohr (Moor)

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Mohr (Moor)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Jakob Moor, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Moor on 1 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 2 where he is recorded as a vice-mayor (Beisitzer).

Jakob's sons are recorded in Households No. 7 & 8.  It is after this family that the colony was named.

The 1767 census records that Jakob Moor came from the German Kurpfalz area.

Sources: 

- 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): Mo26, Mo42, Mo44.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 155, 157.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies