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Allkofer

Joseph Allkofer, a carpenter (Zimmermann), and his wife Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Katharina Eleonora under the command of Skipper Peter Röder.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Leichtling on 14 May 1767. Joseph is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 33 along with his new wife Walpurgia Frückschäff and daughter [?] Magdalena (age 15½).

The 1767 census records that Joseph Allkofer came from the German village of Wassertrüdingen in the Ansbach region.

Bischof (Biberstein)

Karl Bissenhof [sic], a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Karl Bischof is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 71 along with a note that he relocated to the Volga German colony of Biberstein in 1768.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Karl Bischof came from the German region of Erbach.

Fiebig

Christoph Fiebig is recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 164.

They are recorded on the 1798 census of Grimm in Household No. Gm007.

Friesorger

Heinrich Friesorger is recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 24, married to Elisabeth Lindt, the sister of Heinrich Lindt.

They are recorded on the 1798 census of Grimm in Household No. Gm002.

Heppel

Johann Heinrich Heppel, his wife Anna Barbara, and daughter Anna Katharina (age 2½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Strelna under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 48 along with Johann Philipp Merz (age 17) who was on the same ship arriving in Oranienbaum. There is no relationship recorded between the Heppel and Merz families.

Kaufmann (Grimm)

Johann[es] Kaufmann is recorded in Household No. 118 on the 1775 census of Grimm as the stepson of Heinrich Fladung.

In 1788, Johannes Kaufmann moved from Grimm to Bauer.

Kenner (Grimm)

Peter Kenner, a weaver, and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1775 census in Household No. 78.

The 1798 census of Grimm records that Peter Kenner is working as a weaver in the colony of Galka.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Kenner came from the German region of Herschfeld.

Kraus (Stahl am Karaman-1)

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.

Kreil

Jakob Kreil and his family are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 25.

They are recorded on the 1798 census of Grimm in Household No. Gm068.

Kruse

Karl Joseph Kruse and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Jager under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Laub on 12 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 20.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Karl Joseph Kruse was a druggist while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.

The 1767 census records that Karl Joseph Kruse came from the German village of Grebenhain in the Alsfeld region.