Johann Michael Krutsch, a farmer, and his siblings arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman where they are recorded on the 1798 census in Households No. Sk11 & Sk18.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Michael Krutsch came from the German district of Dienheim.
- 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): Sk11, Sk18.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3241.