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Kaiser (Grimm)

Johann Valentin Kaiser, a farmer, hiw wife Anna Barbara, and children (Johann, age 8; Katharina, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 46. The 1775 census of Grimm records this family in Household No. 45.

The 1798 census of Bauer records the widow of Johann Michael Kaiser from Grimm and his children in Household No. Br08.

Horst (Rosenheim)

Peter Horst, a farmer, his unnamed wife, and unnamed child immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 26 June 1762.

They deserted the Danish colonies in 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.

Peter Horst and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Rosenheim on 15 March 1766.

Glück (Köhler)

Franz Joseph Glück and his wife Maria Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the hooker Die Junger Dietrika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Franz Joseph Glück was a teacher from the German region of Würzburg while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer from the village of Wertheim.

Glitsch (Köhler)

Johann Glitsch, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Katharina Elisabeth, age 11; Georg Anton, age 7½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a pink under the command of Lieutenant Moisey Davydov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 68.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Glitsch was a tailor from the German region of the Pfalz while the 1767 census records that he was a carpenter (Tischler) from the German region of Fulda.

Gläser (Kamenka)

Johann Christoph Gläser, a miller (Müller), and his wife Maria Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on 6 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19.

The 1767 census records that Johann Christoph Gläser came from the German region of Sachsen-Gotha.

Glaser (Herzog)

Ignatius Glaser, a merchant (Kaufmann), and his wife Maria Katharina, the widow of Franz Wagner, settled in the Volga German colony of Herzog on 14 July 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21.

The 1767 census records that Ignatius Glaser came from  the German village of Kelheim in Bayern (Bavaria) and that his wife came from the German village of Memmingen in Bayern (Bavaria).

Giraud

Jean Baptiste Giraud, a farmer, and his wife Anna Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 23 May 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with a note indicating that Jean Baptiste was serving as the colony's mayor (Vorsteher).

The 1767 census records that Jean Baptiste Giraud came from the French village of Poligné.

Get

Lorenz Get, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Mann und Frau under the command of Skipper Daniel Berg.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 31 along with his new wife Elisabeth.

The 1767 census records that Lorenz Get came from the German village of Meizin [?] in the Darmstadt region.