HOHNSTEIN / HETH FAMILY TREE              
                                             
 
 
                                                           
     
                                                                 
        1  Arrived in Norka on 15 Aug 1767, the first day of emigration                                                  
   Maria Anna     2  Arrived in Norka within the first two weeks                                                    
   b. 1725 Isenburg, Germany     3  Died en route to Norka                                                        
   d. 1767 en route to Saratov     4  Johann Georg Yost emigrated from Isenberg, Germany on the ship "Elephant" arriving in Oranienbaum 29 Aug 1766 & Norka 26 Aug 1767                
         
    m. ~1746 Isenburg, Germany     5  Johann Heinrich Schneider emigrated from Buedingen, Germany to Yagodnaya Polyana, Russia in 1767                              
   Georg Yost (Jost) 2     6  Nicolaus Hohnstein emigrated from Eckartshausen, Germany on the ship "Elephant" arriving in Oranienbaum 9 Aug 1766 & Norka 15 Aug 1767                        
   b. 1719 Isenburg, Germany                                                
   d. 1781 in Norka, Russia      Johann Georg Yost 2, 4                                                              
    m. 1767 en route to Saratov      b. 1748 Budeingen, Germany                                                              
   Anna Kunigunde      d. 1818 in Norka, Russia                                   Neudorf (one of the Glückstal Colonies on the Black Sea)  was founded in 1809 and settled in the spring of 1810 by 100 German families immigrating primarily from Württemberg and Alsace.  Neudorf is now located in the break-away Moldovan republic of Transnistria southeast of Tiraspol.  
   b. 1725 Buedingen, Germany       m. ~1774 Norka, Russia                                
                               
   d. ~1798 in Norka, Russia      Elisabeth Tilleman      Johann Georg Yost                                    
 
                   
      ?__  b. ~1756 Isenburg, Germany      b. 24 Dec 1775 Norka, Russia      Conrad Glantz                                                            
   Margareta Gerkulposin      d. ~1831 In Norka, Russia      d. 31 Aug 1839 Norka, Russia   > B_  b. 24 Jul 1822 Norka, Russia                                                          Hans Schauffler  
   b. ~1698             m. 29 May 1795 Norka, Russia      d. 1878                                              Hans Steudinger      Christian Schauffler      b. ?  
   d. ?      Margaretha Erbold   ?__  Elisabeth Schneider       m. 1840 Norka, Russia                          Philip Rosenberger              Jacob Walz _?    b. 17 Jan 1656 Neidlingen, Germany _?    b. 04 Mar 1626 Neidlingen, Germany      d. ?  
         b. 1740 Isenburg, Germany      b. 31 Aug 1778 Norka, Russia      Margaretha Yost        Wilhelm Glantz                  b. ? _?            b. ?      d. 17 May 1729 Neidlingen, Germany      d. ?     m. 27 Aug 1604 in Neidlingen, Germany    
   ?     d. ?      d. 7 Feb 1866 Norka, Russia      b. 8 Aug 1823 Norka, Russia        b. 30 Aug 1850 Norka, Russia                  d. ?              d. 05 Feb 1721 Neidlingen, Germany     m. 9 Mar 1679 Neidlingen, Germany       m. 18 Nov 1649 in Neidlingen, Germany      Agatha Hainzelmann  
          m. ~1779 Norka, Russia            d. 28 Oct 1871 in Norka, Russia        d. 16 Jun 1925                 m. ?               m. 24 Apr 1714        Margaretha Schauffler      Anna ?      b. ?  
   ?      Nicolaus Hohnstein 1, 6  (farmer)                     m. 23 FEB 1870 Norka, Russia                            Mary Landis              Anna Maria Steudinger      b. ?      b. ?      d. ?  
      ?__  b. 1732 Eckartshausen, Germany                    Margaretha Hauser                                        b. ? _?            b. 14 Apr 1690      d. 4 Feb 1720 Neidlingen, Germany      d. ?        
   Anna Maria (Anna Margaretha?)      d. ~ 1802 in Norka, Russia                 ?__  b. 1 Dec 1847 Norka, Russia       7 Johannes Hohnstein traveled from Bremen, Germany on the ship Pretoria and arrived in New York on 19 APR 1900                  d. ?              d. 4 Mar 1767 Neidlingen, Germany            
 
   b. ~1698       m. 1757 Isenburg, Germany      Johannes Hohnstein              d. 6 Jan 1879 Norka, Russia                                                        Johann Jacob Walz            Friedrich Kuteruf        
   d. ?      Anna Maria (Seibold?)      b. 1771 in Norka, Russia                            Johann Georg Blum                          Samuel L Rosenberry (Rosenberger)        Henry Bertolet        b. 28 Jan 1715 Neidlingen, Germany      Johann Bernhard Kuteruf      b. ?        
         b. ~1739 Vonhausen, Germany      d. 1833 in Norka, Russia      Ludwig Hohnstein                      b. 5 Nov 1895 Norka, Russia                          b. 21 Jun 1809 Montgomery Co, PA        b. ? _?      d. 04 Feb 1797 Neidlingen, Germany      b. 27 Oct 1678 Neidlingen, Germany      d. ?        
   Johann Heinrich Schlitt 3      d. ~1778 in Norka, Russia       m. ~1797 Norka, Russia      b. 16 Jul 1811 Norka, Russia                      d. 5 Mar 1929 Lincoln, NE         8 Jacob & Christina Schauer traveled on the ship Lahn and arrived in New York on 7 APR 1892      d. 2 Jul 1871 River Styx, OH        d. ?       m. 24 Apr 1714        d. 18 Apr 1750 Neidlingen, Germany ?            
   b. ~1722 Darmstadt, Germany            Catharina Sauer      d. 6 Sep 1889 Norka, Russia                       m. 28 Jan 1919 in Lincoln, NE           9 Andreas Schauer arrived in New York later in June 1900         m. 1837         m. ?     C_    Anna Magdalena Kuteruf     m. 04 Aug 1717 Neidlingen, Germany        Hans Knaupp      Johannes Johan Christoph Windemuth  
   d. ~1767 Samara, Russia      Johannes Sauer 1      b. 30 May 1777 Norka, Russia       m. 27 Dec 1831 Norka, Russia                      Christina Hohnstein (Blum, Jarger)         10 Johann Friedrich Schauer emigrated from Neuhaussen, Germany to Neudorf, Russia in 1808      Sarah Bertolet        Elizabeth Reiff        b. 19 Jan 1721 Neidlingen, Germany      Anna Maria Haussler      b. ?      b. 1624 Allendorf, North Prussia  
    m. ~1746 Buedingen, Germany      b. ~1744 Isenburg, Germany      d. 21 Apr 1852 Norka, Russia      Catharina Elisabeth Yost                      b. 20 Jun 1889 Norka, Russia                          b. 18 Mar 1817 Montgomery Co, PA        b. ? _?      d. 29 Jun 1771 Neidlingen, Germany      b. 13 Dec 1686 Neidlingen, Germany      d. ?      d. 27 Dec 1694 Allendorf, Prussia  
   Anna Elisabeth 3      d. ~1798 in Norka, Russia         ?__  b. 2 Mar 1813 Norka, Russia        Heinrich Hohnstein        Catharina Elizabeth Glantz      d.       (Tacoma, Washington?)      
 
                 d. 5 Oct 1861 River Styx, OH        d. ?              d. 10 Jan 1758 Neidlingen, Germany ?         m. ~1667 Allendorf, Germany    
   b. ~1725 Darmstadt, Germany       m. 1768 in Norka, Russia            d. ~1888 in Norka, Russia        b. 31 Aug 1839 Norka, Russia        b. 15 Apr 1873 Norka, Russia       m. 19?                                            John Johannes Wintemute            Johan Christoph Windemuth      Beate Ludolsin  
   d. ~1767 in Russia      Catharina Reispich                    d. 20 Apr 1896 Norka, Russia        d. 19 Aug 1900 Harvard, NE      David Jarger                    Philip B Rosenberry      Henry Kilmer        Joseph Dennis        b. 25 Oct 1747 Walpack, NJ      Georg Philip Windemuth 11      b. 3 Apr 1676 Allendorf, Prussia      b. 1635 Allendorf, North Prussia  
      A__  b. 1746 in Hesse, Germany                     m. 31 Aug 1861 Norka Russia           m. ~1896 Norka, Russia                      William John Maxfield      b. 10 May 1836      b. 15 Feb 1795 in NY _?      b. ~1772 in New Jersey _?      d. 15 Feb 1824 Humberstone, ON      b. 21 May 1705 Pflungstadt, Germany      d. 1746 in NJ (came to PA in 1736)      d. 7 Sep 1693 in Allendorf, Germany  
   Ernst Wilhelm Burbach      d. ? In Norka, Russia     6 Adopted by Andreas & Margaretha Nolde after both of Johannes' parents died en route      Anna Elisabeth Schlitt        Johannes Hohnstein 7      Henry Hohnstein  31 May 1904 - Jul 1979              b. 1864 Warwick, ON Canada _?    d. 17 Mar 1891 Muskegon, MI?      d. 28 Mar 1870 Centerville, ON        d. 31 Jan 1815 Niagara Falls, ON       m. ~1783 in NJ        d. 1779 Niagra Falls ON Canada     m. 4 Jan 1701/02 Pflungstadt, Germany          
   b. 1732 Isenburg, Germany   \____          (See page 28 of "Norka, A German Village in Russia")        b. 25 Jun 1840 Norka, Russia        b.14 Feb 1870 Norka, Russia      Marie Hohnstein  20 Oct 1906 - 16 Jan 1994              d. 1939 Coshocton, OH     m. 22 Jun 1859 in Forest, ON       m. 1815 in Ontario, Canada         m. ~1795 in Humberstone, ON          Mary Decker      m. 1732        Maria Margarethe Kleppinger      Johan George Kloppinger  
   d. ?     (Craftsman)      Johannes Schlitt 1, 6                    d. ?        d. 4 Apr 1952 Lincoln, NE      Esther Hohnstein  13 Dec 1913 - 4 May 2010             m. 8 Aug 1888 Watertown, SD        Caroline Kilmer      Mary Dennis        Elizabeth Wintemute        b. 1747 in Wyoming Valley, PA _?    Maria Juliana Huber      b. 1680 in Hessen, Germany      b. ?  
    m. ~1754 Hesse, Germany      b. 1751 Darmstadt, Germany      Johann Heinrich Schlitt            
        m. 28 Dec 1900 Harvard, NE                      Alice Augusta Rosenberry      b. 27 Nov 1840 Malahide, ON      b. 21 Nov 1798 Humberstone, ON        b. 1772 Deerpark, NJ        d. 1774 in New Jersey      b. 1715 in Pennsylvania _?    d. 14 Feb 1718 Pflungstadt, Germany      d. ?  
   Catharina Elisabeth      d. 1804 in Norka, Russia      b. 11 Mar 1778 Norka, Russia      Heinrich Schlitt              Magdalena Glantz      William Conrad Hohnstein               b. 15 May 1864 Forest, ON Canada      d. 1931 Battle Creek, MI      d. 6 Feb 1884 Malahide, ON        d. 1856 in Malahide, ON              d. ~1797 Niagra Falls ON Canada           m. 27 APR 1668 in Pfungstadt, Germany    
   b. 1736 Isenburg, Germany       m. ~1776 Norka, Russia      d. 24 May 1842      b. 10 Nov 1812 Norka, Russia              b. 21 May 1877 Norka, Russia      b. 14 May 1910 Lincoln, NE              d. 4 Mar 1911 Michigan, ND                            Johannes Ladner                  Apollonia Wambold  
   d.?      Catharina Wilhelmine Burbach       m. 31 Jan 1805 Norka, Russia      d. 21 Aug 1891 Norka, Russia              d. 16 Jan 1966 Lincoln, NE      d. 14 Sep 1986 Lincoln, NE        Evelyn Rhoda Maxfield            Andreas Schauer 9      Johannes Schauer        Anna Christina Ladner        b. 1762 in Buchen, Switzerland _? 11 Georg Windemuth came to Philadelphia on the ship "Samuel" 11 Aug 1732, was a Loyalist      b. ? (daughter of Jacob Wambold)  
         b. 1755 Darmstadt, Germany      Catharina Elisabeth Schneider       m. 2 Jan 1830 Norka, Russia                     m. 26 Feb 1949 Minneapolis, MN          b. 22 Mar 1901 Michigan, ND      Jacob Jack Schauer 8      b. 30 Dec 1837 Neudorf, Russia      b. 1812 in Neudorf, Russia        b. 28 Nov 1789 Seewis, Switzerland        d. 13 May 1837 Neudorf, Russia     during the American Revoltion & fled to Ontario in 1778      d. ?  
   Christoph Schneider 3      d. 2 Aug 1842 in Norka, Russia      b. 2 Mar 1785 Norka, Russia      Elisabeth Schneider              Margaretha Glantz      Dorothy Louise Heth        d. 17 Aug 1933 Grand Forks, ND      b. 15 Dec 1859 Neudorf, Russia      d. 24 Jan 1914 in ND      d. 13 Sep 1878 Neudorf, Russia        d. 23 Jan 1851 Neodorf. Russia       m. ?    
 
       Michael Krissler        
   b. ~1725 Budeingen, Germany            d. 16 Apr 1861   ?__  b. 10 Nov 1811              b. 1 Nov 1874 Norka, Russia      b. 17 May 1925 Grand Forks, ND         m. 16 Jun 1921 in Michigan, ND      d. 1895 in Mobridge, SD     m. 24 Jan 1856 Neudorf, Russia       m. 9 Oct 1835 Neudorf, Russia         m. 1812           Ursula Davaz            b. ?        
   d. ~Aug 1767 Norka, Russia                  d. 19 Mar 1863              d. 29 Aug 1876 Norka, Russia      d. 11 Apr 1985 Lincoln, NE        Peter Schauer Heth     m. 21 Feb 1883 Neudorf, Russia        Barbara Elizabeth Mueller      Magdalena Deschler        Johann Friedrich Schauer 10        b. 1774 _?          d. 17 Apr 1698        
    m. ~1752 Buedingen, Germany      Johann Heinrich Schneider 5    
                                 b. 19 Jan 1893 Scotland, SD      Christina Walz 8      b. 8 Feb 1838 Neudorf, Russia ___    b. 1818 in Neudorf, Russia        b. 22 Feb 1770 Pomerania, Prussia        d. 1817           m. ?          
   Anna Elisabeth Emmerich      b. ~1756 Buedingen, Germany               ?__  Maria Elisabeth Jackel      
   Carol, Kenneth, Marilyn, Joyce Heth        d. 24 Jun 1965 Bismarck, ND      b. 6 Jun 1860 Neudorf, Russia      d. ?      \    d. 8 Jan 1879 Neudorf, Russia        d. 22 Jun 1844 Neudor, Russia                    Ursula Moll        
   b. ~1725 Budeingen, Germany      d. 1803 in Norka, Russia                  b. 1 Nov 1839 Balzer, Russia                   m. 17 May 1936 in Aberdeen, SD      d. 10 May 1927 Grand Forks, ND              \         m. 22 Jun 1797 Birkenau, Germany          Johann Wolfgang Schauer            b. ?              
   d. ~1798 in Norka, Russia       m. ~1756 Buedingen, Germany                B<  d. ?          Eleanor, Lorne, Shirley Heth        Enola Ilene Glau     m. ?        Elisabeth Guthmuller      Phillip Jacob Mueller        Dorothea Henriette Low        b. ~1750 in Prussia _?          d. ?  
 
         Anna Maria Koch          Elisabeth Eckert Donnhof         m. 10 Feb 1874 Norka, Russia                    b. 17 Oct 1912 Aberdeen, SD      Martin Heth      b. 1 Jun 1820 in Neudorf, Russia _?    b. 1801 in Wetzler, Germany _D      b. 15 Jan 1762 Birkenau, Germany        d. ?                
   Adam Koch      b. ~1754       ?__  b. 1792 Doenhof, Russia        Heinrich Peter Glantz                  d. 27 Aug 1994 Jamestown, ND      b. 28 Dec 1846 in Russia      d.  17 Nov 1884 in Neudorf, Russia      d. Feb 1860 Neudorf, Russia        d. 1811 in Neudorf, Russia       m. ~1769              Andreas Kuetaisch    
   b. 1731 Isenburg, Germany      d.          d. 29 May1852 Norka, Russia        b. 6 Nov 1836 Norka, Russia                        d. 21 May 1929 Grand Forks, ND     m. 15 Nov 1838 in Neudorf, Russia       m. ?                  Dorothea ?      Johann Georg Krissler ___/    b. 6 Jan 1653    
   d. 1803 In Norka, Russia                   m. 6 Jun 1821 Norka, Russia        d. 5 Feb 1906 Lincoln, NE                              Johannes Walz      Barbara ?        Johannes Deschler        b. ~1752 _?    b. 12 Aug 1688 Weilheim, Germany      d. ?    
    m. 1750 Isenburg, Germany      Nicolaus Voelcker      Christina Voelcker      Heinrich Peter Glantz         m. 22 Jan 1857 Norka, Russia                  
         b. 1815 in Russia      b. 1809 in Germany _?      b. Jan 1792 Ottersheim C, Germany        d. ?      d. 31 Jul 1782      m. 27 Nov 1688      
   Catharina ?   ?__  b. ~1724 In Isenburg, Germany      b. ~1753 Hesse, Germany      b. 22 Nov 1786 Norka, Russia       Catharina Wacker      
             d. ?      d. ?        d. 1851 in Neudorf, Russia             m. 31 Mar 1740        Anna Katharina Heim    
   b. ~1727 Isenburg      d. ~1799 in Norka, Russia      d. ? In Norka, Russia      d. 9 Jan 1849 Norka, Russia       b. 12 Jun 1835 Norka Russia                                 m. 1817 in Neudorf, Russia          Joseph Mueller  b. 1771 Germany - ? _?    Margaretha Kuetaish      b. ?    
   d. ~1802 In Norka, Russia       m. ~1750 Isenburg, Germany       m. ~1770 Norka, Russia       m. 1810 Norka, Russia       d. 3 Apr 1866                          Kathrina Vollmer        Anna Maria Simon   D_          b. 23 Aug 1693 Weilheim, Germany      d. ?    
         Anna ?      Johannes Glantz 1      Katarina Loos         m. 27 Nov 1866 Norka, Russia              
 
           b. 25 Jul 1790 Neuburg, Germany _?      b. 1796 in Germany        Anna Maria  b. 1771 Germany - ? _?    d. ?          
   Conrad Reispich 3   ?__  b. ~1725 in Isenburg, Germany      b. 28 Sep 1748 Budingen, Ger      b. 1789 Norka, Russia       Anna Margaretha Brehm                          d. 13 Jan 1841 Neudorf, Russia        d. ? In Neudorf, Russia                    Johann Schaeuffler    
   b. ~ 1713 Isenburg, Germany      d.       d. 1809 in Norka, Russia      d. ~1862       b. 6 Mar 1846 Norka, Russia                         m. ?                  Johann Michael Krissler ___/  Johannes Schaeuffler      b. 28 Oct 1664    
   d. ~1767 in Norka, Russia   __A                     d. 20 May 1873 Norka, Russia                          Johannes Walz        Johannes Walz _C      b. 20 Jul 1713 Weilheim, Germany      b. 10 May 1691 Weilheim, Germany      d. 25 Jan 1747    
    m. ~1737 in Isenburg, Germany      Ernst Glantz 3                                              b. 21 Feb 1788 Neidlingen, Germany        b. 18 JAN 1751 Neidlingen, Germany        d. 31 Jul 1782       d. 09 Sep 1735 Weilheim, Germany     m. ?      
   Anna Margaretha   ?__  b. 1710 in Germany           The name HOHNSTEIN is traceable back to the 1500's in Germany.  There is evidence, however, of its                          d. 5 Oct 1874 Neudorf, Russia        d.? In Neudorf, Russia       m. 04 Feb 1738       m. 15 May 1718        Ursula Krueger    
   b. ~1714 Isenburg, Germany      d. 1766 en route           existence as early as 1145 AD.  The actual translation of HOHNSTEIN is "high stone" or "high mountain."                                 m. 05 JAN 1777          Maria Barbara Schaduffler      Christina Friedsch      b. ?    
   d. ~1775 in Norka, Russia       m. 24 Feb 1735 Isenburg, Germany         According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 1971 about 150 heads of households in the U.S. had the                                  Christina Barbara Krissler        b. 31 May 1719 Weilheim, Germany      b. 24 Jan 1685 Weilheim, Germany      d. ?    
         Ester Jacoby 1           distinguished name of HOHNSTEIN, or an estimated 465 people total.                 Norka, Russia  (Nekrasovo, Weigand, Hekpacobo)                      b. 16 SEP 1750 Weilheim, Germany        d. 07 Jan 1788 Weilheim, Germany      d. 12 Aug 1753 Weilheim, Germany          
   Johann Jacob Sorberger 1      b. 1714 Isenburg, Germany           It appears most probable that the HOHNSTEIN name came from a locality, as the name Hohnstein                                      d. ?                    Sebastian Friedsch    
   b. 1687 Diebach, Germany      d. 1775 in Norka, Russia           appears in maps dated the middle of the 17th century.  The "stein" portion of the name could refer to         51º09'50" N 45º18'30" E                            
     b. 23 Apr 1655    
   d. 1772                 stone cutting or building with stone.  Research indicated that HOHNSTEIN was a very ancient and noble                                              d. ?    
    m. ~1713 Diebach, Germany                 family from the area of Thuringen and lower Saxony.  A branch of the family were counts in the area of         History                                 m. ?      
   ?                 Thuringen where the Hohnstein castle was located.                       Norka was founded on 15 August 1767 by the Government about 65 kilometers southwest of the city of Saratov. Based on the 1767 census of Norka, the majority of the 218 families were of the Reformed        Christina Detter    
   b. ~1690 Diebach, Germany                                            faith; 16 families identified themselves as Lutherans, and 6 families as Roman Catholics.  By 1906, the Norka Parish, which also served the colonists living in Huck and Neu-Messer, had grown to            b. ~1648    
   d. ?                 The chart is from an accumulation of information from a variety of sources.  The most reliable information                  23,179 members.  Of those, 385 were Lutheran, the remainder being of the Reformed faith.                          d. ~1702    
                    is shown when differing details were found.  The HOHNSTEIN origination is from "Hohnstein Genealogy                         Norka’s church was constructed in the center of the colony. The colony's first organ was purchased in 1791. In the early years, separate church services were held for the Lutheran and Reformed faith families.            
                    Study" compiled by Mirion (Hohnstein) Ford CS 71 H676 1984x.  While Ford's book was interesting,                            A new church building was constructed in 1822 on the site of the original facility.                                
                    it provided little information on the Hohnsteins which I've identified as our more direct relatives.                         Norka's colonists were primarily from the Hessen area of present day Germany.  Norka grew from a fledgling settlement to become a large and very prosperous colony.                    
                                                      Norka was named after the river along which it is located. The Norka River starts 2 to 3 kilometers west of the colony. The land surrounding the river was covered by tall grasses, shrubs and scattered forest areas.                      
                                                      There was a cholera epidemic in Norka in 1848 and 1849. A large fire occurred in the colony in 1872.                                    
                                                                                                            Updated 23 Dec 2013