Christoph Kegele, a farmer, his wife Margaretha, and children (Johanna, age 13; Georg David, age 10; Johann, age 7; Margaretha, age 5) arrived from Danzig at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 May 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jacob Janson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach. Sons Georg David and Johannes are recorded there on the 1798 census in Households No. Hs052 & Hs045, respectively. Daughter Anna Margaretha is recorded on the 1798 census of Frank in Household No. Fk001.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christoph Kegele came from the German area of Württemberg.
- 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): Fk001, Hs045, Hs052.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #26.