Wilhelm Colas (Kollas), a miller, left the town of Wehrheim in June 1766 with his wife and three children. They arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 on a ship under the command of Hans Karholm.

Kohlmann (Schuck)

Johann Jakob Kohlmann, son of Johannes Kohlmann & Anna Barbara Gruber, was baptized on 2 April 1734 in Alzey, Rheinhessen. He married there in August 1764 to Gertrude Schmitt. They had earlier had a daughter, Barbara, baptized on 12 May 1764 in Alzey.

The family immigrated to Russia, arriving in Schuck on 18 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 23.

Körber / Kerber (Reinwald)

Johann Andreas Körber was born in 1719 near Heilbronn, in what today is Baden-Württemberg. He married Maria Dorothea and had two children: (1) Maria Margaretha, baptized on 12 July 1746 in the Hüffenhardt Lutheran Church, and (2) Johann Georg, born & baptized on 16 April 1748 in the Heinsheim Lutheran Church. Today, Heinsheim is one of the villages that make up the town of Bad Rappenau in Baden-Württemberg.

Köhler (Nieder-Monjou-1)

Georg Michael Köhler was born about 1731, the son of Georg Köhler. It is thought that he was born in Hengstfeld im Au. He married on 14 August 1755 in Reiskirchen, near Giessen, to Anna Catharina Peter. She had been baptized there on 4 March 1728. They have three known children, all born in Reiskirchen: (1) Johann Philipp, born 11 November 1760; (2) Anna Catharina, born 14 March 1761; and (3) Anna Elisabeth, born 11 December 1763.

Koch (Basel)

Johann Ludwig Koch was born about 1730 in Friedensdorf. He married on 24 March 1753 in Buchenau to Elisabeth Göbel, daughter of Heinrich Göbel, who was born about 1725. They have four known children, each baptized in Buchenau: (1) Anna, baptized 12 November 1753 & died 15 May 1754; (2) Gertraud, baptized 21 May 1755; (3) Anna Elisabetha, baptized 4 August 1758, and (4) Hans Heinrich, baptized 31 May 1762.


Michael Kober married Elisabetha Catharina Mauderer, daughter of Christoph Mauderer & Agnes Catharina Daub. Elisabetha Catharina had been born 10 July 1738 and baptized in the Evangelical Church of Kleingartach, a village about 25 kilometers west of Heilbronn. During the governmental consolidations of 1971-72, it became part of the municipality of Eppingen.

The Kobers had a daughter, Rosina Sara, who was born 7 May 1761 and baptized 8 May 1761 in the same church.


Johann Leonhard Knödler, son of Christian Knödler, was married in Niederhofen on 21 November 1753 to Rosina Dorothea Weyhnacht (also recorded as Weinacht in some entries), daughter of Georg Adam Weinacht & Anna Maria Bricker. She had been born in Niederhofen on 4 December 1726.

They had a number of children in Niederhofen, among them being Elisabeth Magdalena (born 22 December 1754) and Philipp Michael (born 29 July 1760).

Knaus (Holstein & Kratzke)

Christian Knaus, son of Michael Knaus, was born in Benzingen near Sigmaringen. He moved to Neulußheim, just east of the city of Speyer, and married there to Anna Katharina Bindewald, daughter of Georg Bindewald and Juliana Kraft of Neulußheim, on 29 January 1732. Their eldest child, Johannes Knaus, was born there and baptized on 17 June 1733 and a second son, Johann Peter Knaus, was born there and baptized on 8 February 1736.

Kloster (Semenovka)

Johann Adam Kloster was born on 27 September 1725 in Georgenhausen and was baptized there on 30 September 1725. His father was Georg Heinrich Kloster (born 27 January 1700 in Georgenhausen) who married Anna Maria Bapsten on 18 February 1723 in nearby Reinheim. His grandparents were Johann Peter & Anna Sybillae Kloster.

Kloberdanz (Rothammel)

Franciscus Cloberdans (Franz Kloberdanz), the son of Johannes and Sophia Kloberdanz, was baptized in the Alzey Roman Catholic Church on 16 March 1724. On 12 February 1748, Franz was married there to Maria Anna Reitz. The earliest record of the Kloberdanz family in the records of the Alzey parish is the baptism of Agnes Klowerdantz on 1 January 1702.

Franz Kloberdanz, a baker, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Grapp.