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Holzheim, Haunetal, Hessen, Germany

Anna Eva Moritz, daughter of Johann Heinrich Moritz, was born 29 November 1750 in Holzheim, Haunetal, Hessen, Germany. She married on 7 May 1766 in Büdingen to Johann Wilhelm Becker [believed to be Wilhelm Schreiber ] from Ronshausen in the district of Rothenburg. They are recorded by Kuhlberg as arriving from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766, along with Anna Eva's parents [recorded there as Johann Heinrich & Anna Maria Mauritius. Mauritius is the French spelling of Moritz].

Anna Eva is recorded as arriving in Norka on 15 August 1767 with Wilhelm Schreiber as her husband and they are listed there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 135. Anna Eva's father, Johann Heinrich Moritz, and his wife (her mother?), Maria Sybilla are recorded in the next Household (No. 136).

Johann Heinrich Moritz is still alive when the 1775 Census of Norka is taken, living in Household No. 139 with the Schreiber family. By the 1798 Census, there was no Moritz family living in Norka, and the surname did not continue there.


1775 Census of Norka.

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): 82.

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 265.

Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 317.

Steve Schreiber