Kraft (Yagodnaya Polyana)

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Kraft (Yagodnaya Polyana)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

[Johann] Heinrich Kraft, a farmer, and his wife Eva [Maria] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 33.

The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Kraft came from the German village of Rämstadt in the Darmstadt region.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 181.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6514.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies