Peter Kappes, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Peter, age 8; Anna, age 5; Johann, age 2½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hans Karholm.
The list of Beauregard recruits (No. 25) on the 1767 census records Peter Kappes and his family. The 1798 census of Zürich records Peter Kappes and his family in Household No. Zr08.
The 1767 census records that Peter Kappes came from the German village of Bonbaden in the Solms region.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Zr08.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 354.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7081.