Jakob Kniss, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Hermann Anderson.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 29 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 69.
Both the Orienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Jakob Kniss came from the German region of Isenburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 493.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6564.