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Georg Kenär, a farmer, his wife Kunigunda, and children (Georg, age 13; Andreas, age 12; Hans, age 10½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Katharina Eleonora under the command of Skipper Peter Röder.

Son Georg, the only surviving member of the family, settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on 1 March 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with the Samuel Bähr family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Kenär and Bähr families, although both arrived aboard the same ship in Oranienbaum.

The 1767 census records that Georg Kenär (age 14) came from the German village of Wimmelbach in the Bamberg region.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 215.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #262.


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Pre-Volga Origin

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