There are two Kunkel families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 and settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter.
(1) Kaspar Kunkel, a single farmer, arrived in Kutter on 8 July 1767 and is recorded on the 1767 census there in Household No. 10 along with his new wife Barbara.
(2) Johannes Kunkel, a farmer, and his wife Anna settled in Kutter on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 71.
In 1790, Konrad Kunkel and his family (related to one of the above families?) moved from Kutter to Lauwe.
The Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that both of these Kunkel families came from the German district of Isenburg.
- 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): Kt20, Lw19, Mv1467.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 478, 493.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3168, #3177.