Johann Konrad Kniss, an innkeeper, his wife Anna Maria, and daughters (Anna Elisabeth, age 25; Katharina Elisabeth, age 21) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Johannes under the command of Skipper Stahl.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach. Their daughter Anna Elisabeth Kniss is recorded on the 1798 census of Hussenbach in Household No. Hs073 as the wife of Jakob Keib.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Konrad Kniss came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 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): Hs073.
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): 3154-3157.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6362.