Nazarenus

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Nazarenus
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are several Nazarenus families, all believed to be from the German village of Lorbach.

(1) Johann Heinrich Nazarenus from Lorbach and Anna Maria Koch, daughter of the deceased Johann Caspar Koch from Lorbach, were married 23 April 1766 in Büdingen. They settled in Kutter on 29 July 1767 and are listed there on the 1767 census in Household No. 67 along with Heinrich's sister Anna Margaretha.

(2) Ludwig Nazarenus, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766. They settled in Kutter on 8 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 31.

(3) Anna Nazarenus (Household No. 69 on the 1767 Walter census) is part of this same family.

(4) Johannes Nazarenus, a single farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Anton. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19 along with Konrad Kletter and his family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Nazarenus & Kletter families. A note on the 1767 census records that Johannes Nazarenus relocated to the colony of Kutter in 1768. The 1767 census records that Johannes Nazarenus came from the German region of Isenburg.

(5) The 1798 census of Anton records Ludwig Nazarenus and his family in Household No. An48.

Sources: 

- Bonner, Wayne H. Volga German Settlers Identified in Isenburg and Other German Church Records Part I (Gardena, CA: Wayne Bonner, 2007): 42.
- 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): An48, Kt05, Kt12, Kt35, Kt41, Kt67.
- 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): 75.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 58.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 483 & 492.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 310.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3187.

Researcher(s): 

Walter Research Project

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

Immigration Locations