There are two Kuntz families that settled in the Volga German colony of Zürich. They arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolas Schröder. Their relationship to each other is not recorded.
(1) Kaspar Kuntz is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Zr11.
(2) Widow Anna Magdalena Kuntz and her sons Wilhelm (age 18) and Johann (age 15½) arrived in Oranienbaum. Son Johann [Just] Kuntz is recorded on the 1798 census of Zürich in Household No. Zr12.
The Oranienbaum passenger list does not record from where they came.
- 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): Zr11, Zr12.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6800, #6801.