Johann Kaspar Geist, a farmer, his wife Anna Margaretha, and daughter Anna Katharina (age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the galliot Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson along with his sister-in-law Elisabeth Rath (age 20).
Johann Kaspar Geist, a farmer, and his wife Anna Margaretha are recorded on the 1767 census of Walter in Household No. 76. They had settled there on 25 August 1767.
Kaspar Geist and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Walter in Household No. Wt033.
The 1767 census records that Johann Kaspar Geist came from the German village of Eichen in the region of Hessen-Darmstadt.
- 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): Wt033, Wt034.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 312.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6221.