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Trimper

Widow Anna Margaretha Trimper and her daughter Elisabeth (age 23) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov. [Their names are believed to be recorded in reverse on the passenger list.]

Thaler

The 1798 census of Grimm records Johann Christian Joachim Thaler in Household No. Gm181 along with a note that he and his family came to Grimm from Sarepta in 1794. The note further explains that he is a stocking maker and wishes to remain in Grimm.

Kern (Hildmann)

Katharina Kern is recorded on the 1767 census of Hildmann in Household No. 30 along with the Adam Amrhein family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Kern and Amrhein families.

There are no known surviving male descendants of this Kern family among the Volga German colonies.

Kern (Balzer)

Michael Kern (age 9) and his sister Maria (age 18) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov along with their mother Elisabeth and step-father Heinrich Schleuger.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 8 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 99.

Keil (Schwab)

[Johann] Dietrich Keil, a farmer, his wife Anna, and sons (Johann [Georg], age 19; Eckhardt, age 16; [Johann] Nikolaus, age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jakob Bauer.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Schwab on 8 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.

Son Johann Georg Keil from Schwab is recorded on the 1798 census of Galka in Household No. Gk03.

Kahler (Laub)

Johann [Michael] Kahler, a farmer, and his wife [Maria] Christina 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. 21.

The 1767 census records that Johann Michael Kahler came from the German village of Roth in the Hessen-Kassel region.

Jost (Jost)

Johann Gottfried Jost, a stonemason (Maurer), his wife Dorothea, and sons (Gottfried, age 15; Christoph, age 3) 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.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 5 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with the orphan Hartman Berker (age 19). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Jost & Berker families.

Jerke

Samuel Jerke, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Rosina 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.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 5 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 6.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Samuel Jerke came from the German region of Anhalt. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Lebbin in the Brandenburg region.