Johann[es] Karl, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Kunigunda, age 7; Michael, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767. Johannes Karl is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 63 along with his new wife Maria.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Karl came from the German region of Hessen. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Atzbach.
- 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): Wt022.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 309.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6505.