Adam Karle, a turner (Dreher), and his wife Dorothea arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 5.
In 1797, Jakob Karle moved from Nieder-Monjou to Katharinenstadt. As of 1798, Martin Karle was working in Urbach. Before 1816, Georg Konrad Karle moved to Kind. In 1833, Konrad Karle moved from Nieder-Monjou to Katharinenstadt.
The 1767 census records that Adam Karle came from the German village of Elbenrod.
- 1834 Census of Katharinenstadt (#16, #78, #83, #240, #365).
- 1834 Census of Kind (#47).
- 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): Ka143, Nm40, Mv1926.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 186.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1543.
Julia Busick Ermakovich