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Springer

Christian Springer, a barber (Friseur), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766. Christian, his wife Maria Fietzal, and son Jakob (age 11) are recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 1.

The 1767 census records that Christian Springer came from the German region of Darmstadt. It records that Maria Fietzal came from the German village of Grünenbrüken in the region of Osenbrück [?].

Speri / Spory

Johann[es] Speri [sic], a weaver, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Johannes, age 18; Elisabeth, age 15; Barbara, age 13; Reinhard, age 11; Peter, age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

The parents died, and the children settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 226.

The 1767 census records that the Spory [sic] family came from the Kanton of Zürich in Switzerland.

Spitthof

Franz Späthoff [sic], a tailor, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Johann Peter, age 10; Anna, age 6; Louisa, age 4; Johann, age 1) 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 Keller on 11 August 1767. Franz died, and his widow Elisabeth remarried to Johannes Job. They and her surviving son Peter (age 11) are recorded on the 1767 census of Keller in Household No. 61.

Karl (Paulskaya)

Johann[es] Karl, a farmer, his wife Anna, mother-in-law Elisabeth Knoll, and her sister Anna Dorothea Knoll 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.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Karl came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Eppenrod.

Kappes (Ernestinendorf)

[Johann] Heinrich Kappes, 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.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Ernestinendorf on 3 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25.

In 1795, Johann Peter Kappes moved from Ernestinendorf to Boisroux.

The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Kappes came from the German village of Anzhein [?] in the Darmstadt region.

Kämpf

Jakob Bernhard Kämpf, his wife Anna Maria, and son Johann Jakob (age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Nord Stern under the command of Skipper Detlev Belling.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Urbach on 3 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 55.

In 1788, Bernhard Kämpf and his family moved from Urbach to Schwed. By 1798, they were living in Stahl am Karaman.

Kaltenberger

Michael Kaltenberger and his wife Rosina immigrated from Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in the city of Schleswig on 9 May 1761. They are last recorded among the Danish colonies on 12 January 1765.

They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm. They are recorded there on the 1775 census in Household No. 61.

The Eichhorns record that Michael Kaltenberger came from the German region of Baden-Durlach.

Kalbin

Lorenz Kalbin, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 1 July 1767. He married Elisabeth Habermann. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 86 along with Elisabeth's brothers (Philipp, age 12; Johann Ernst, age 7).

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Lorenz Kalbin was a weaver while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.

Job

Johann[es] Job, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Anna Maria, age 18; Lorenz, age 13; Maria Elisabeth, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Keller on 11 August 1767. Johannes survived and remarried to Elisabeth, the widow of Franz Spithoff, and is recorded on the 1767 census of Keller in Household No. 61 along with her son Peter (age 11).