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Kraft (Katharinenstadt)

Kaspar Kraft, a single brewer (Bierbrauer), settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 234.

The 1767 census records that Kaspar Kraft came from the German village of Aufhaussen in the Küssel region.

Kraft (Enders)

Martin Kraft, a craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Enders on 27 March 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25 along with his wife Maria Louisa, their son Hans Georg (age 1), and stepson Sina [?] Kifler (age 6).

The 1767 census records that Martin Kraft came from the German region of Kurpfalz and that his wife came from Paterburg.

Kóvacs (Fischer)

Franz Kóvacs, a farmer, his wife Maria Charlotta and their sons (Johann Friedrich, age 5; Johann Karl, age 2) settled in the Volga German colony of Fischer on 28 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 14.

The 1767 census records that Franz Kóvacs came from the Hungarian village of Waszirge [?].

Kappes (Zürich)

Peter Kappes, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Peter, age 8; Anna, age 5; Johann, age 2½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hans Karholm.

The list of Beauregard recruits (No. 25) on the 1767 census records Peter Kappes and his family. The 1798 census of Zürich records Peter Kappes and his family in Household No. Zr08.

The 1767 census records that Peter Kappes came from the German village of Bonbaden in the Solms region.

Krämer (Zürich)

Johann Georg Krämer and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.

The 1798 census of Zürich records Georg Krämer in Household No. Zr43.

The Oranienbaum passenger list does not record from where Johann Georg Krämer came.

Kraus (Fischer-2)

Gottlieb Kraus, a farmer, and his wife Christina settled in the Volga German colony of Fischer on 28 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 15.

The 1767 census records that Gottlieb Kraus came from the Gemran village of Ersterk [?] in the region of Schlesien [Silesia].

Krüger (Boisroux)

Benjamin Krüger, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 7 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38 along with his new wife Maria.

In 1786, Benjamin Krieger and his family moved from Boisroux to Orlovskaya.

The 1767 census records that Benjamin Krüger came from the German village of Kochstedt in the Dessau region.

Krücher

Daniel Krücher, a gardner (Gärtner), and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 17 August 1767. Daniel Krücker is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 167 along with his new wife Anna Elisabeth Hackl.