Kaspar Kimmel, his wife Anna Maria, and son Johann (age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard the Russian pink Vologda under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Bartenyev.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm where Kaspar is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Gm023.
In 1790, Konrad Kimmel moved from Grimm to Kraft.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Kaspar Kimmel was a hosier from the German region of Hessen while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker) from the German region of Isenburg.
- 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): Gm023, Mv0773.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4842.