Widower Joseph Kähm (Kamm), a farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Frei Gebruder under the command of Skipper Minzberger.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 15 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 79.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Joseph Kähm came from the German region of Schwaben (Swabia) while the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Hillelhofen [?] in the Bamberg region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 77.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5828.