Adam (Keller)

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Adam (Keller)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Kaspar Adam, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Heinrich, age 16½; Ursula, age 14; Johann, age 11) arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Lopamink under the command of Lieutenant Kryukov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Keller on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 49 along with Kaspar's new wife Katharina and her children (Katharina Diehl, age 11; Karl Diehl, age 5).

Following the destruction of Keller, the Adam family relocated to Neu-Kolonie. The 1798 census of Neu-Kolonie records son Heinrich Adam in Household No. Nk10.

The 1767 census records that Kaspar Adam came from the German village of Callbach in the Kurmainz region.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Nk10.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 352.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #397.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies