Seib (Kraft)

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Seib (Kraft)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Nikolaus Seib, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 44 along with his new bride Katharina.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Adam Kraft is a farmer while the 1767 census records that he is a cobbler (Schuhmacher).

The 1767 census records that Adam Kraft is from the German district of Friedberg.

Sources: 

- 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): Kf16.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 404.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5102.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies