Kraus (Stahl am Karaman-1)

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Kraus (Stahl am Karaman-1)
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Johann Kraus, a farmer, his wife Anna, son Adam (age not recorded), and mother Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman on 22 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 43 along with the orphaned siblings Johann Schnerr (age 13) and Michael Schnerr (age 8) who had arrived in Oranienbaum on the same ship. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Kraus and Schneer families.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann Kraus came from the German region of Dienheim.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 202.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2994.


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