Mohr (Johannes)

Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Usenborn, Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany
Wolf, Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany

Johannes Mohr from Usenborn (son of Johann Georg Mohr from Pferdsbach) and Anna Catharina Hart (the daughter of Johann Georg Hart and Anna Maria Margaretha Helferich from Wolf) were married in Wolf on 20 February 1766.  Johannes was confirmed in Usenborn in 1755.  Anna Catharina Hart was baptized 21 February 1743 in Wolf.   

The couple migrated to Russia, accompanied by Johannes’ sister Susanna Margaretha Mohr.  Susanna Margaretha was born 24 July and baptized 26 July 1747 in Usenborn.

Anna Catharina's brother, Adrian Hart, also migrated to Russia and settled in the colony of Norka.

Johannes, Anna Catharina, and Susanna Margaretha arrived at Kronstadt, Russia on 28 July 1766 aboard the Russian sailing ship “Vologda” which was under the command of Sergey Bartenyev. They settled in Norka and are reported there on the First Settler’s List (1767 Census) as Household No. 34.


- Parish records of Wolf (including Dudenrod, Pferdsbach and Büches), Family Search microfilm #1201845.
- Idt, Andreas and Rauschenbach, Georg. Auswanderung deutsche Kolonisten nach Russland im Jahre 1766 (Second edition). Moscow: 2019: p. 33.
- Parish records of Usenborn on
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 309.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): pp. 237-238.

Roger Burbank