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Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Widow Barbara Pfenning and her children (Johann, age 20; Friedrich, age 16; Johann, age 11; Anna, age 3) arrived from L├╝beck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heidemann.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka. Son Friedrich Pfenning appears on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr099.


- 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): Nr099.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4127.


Brent Mai

Immigrated to the following locations: 

Volga Colonies

Immigration Locations