VGI Updates

April 24-25, 2019 - Leavenworth, Washington


The Port of Lübeck

Volga German Institute - Seminar Series

 

"The Journeys of the Volga Germans"

24-25 April 2019

Leavenworth, Washington

 

Kner

Lei Kner, a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 23 May 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 62 along with his new wife Maria Sophia.

The 1767 census records that Lei Kner came from the French village of Lespinoy.

Klepphorn

Christina Klepphorn, widow of a craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Graf on 20 August 1767. She is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 48.

The 1767 census records that Christina Klepphorn came from the German village of Nordhausen.

There do not appear to be any surviving male descendants of this family among the Volga German colonies.

Kleinsberger

Johann Kleinsberger, a farmer, his wife Susanna, and son Franziscus (age 13) arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin. Son Franz is recorded on the 1798 census of Göbel in Household No. Gb41.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Kleinsberger came from the German region of Mainz.

Klein (Brabander)

Michael Klein, his wife Anna, and children (Anton, age 19; anna, age 17; Katharina, age 13) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heidemann.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 28 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 14. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Klein was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a cobbler (Schuhmacher).

Kern (Göbel)

Johann[es] Kern, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Anna, age 17½; Kaspar, age 12; Johann, age 9) 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 Göbel on 25 May 1767. Widower Johannes Kern and his sons are recorded on the 1767 census of Göbel in Household No. 35. Oldest daughter [Anna] Margaretha Kern is recorded there in Household No. 37 married to Johannes Reuer.

Hellfuss

Christoph Hellfuss, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Graf on 14 February 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40 along with his wife Maria Anna and son Johannes (age ¼).

The 1767 census records that Christoph Hellfuss came from the German village of Kahla in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).

Keberlein (Semenovka)

There are two Keberlein families that settled in the Volga German colony of Semenovka on 24 July 1767. Their relationship to each other is not recorded on the 1767 census of Semenovka.