Georg (Kukkus)*

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Georg (Kukkus)*
Георгъ (Kukkus)*
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Jakob Georg, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Johann, age 20; Georg, age 18; Friedrich, age 10; Maria, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Wiebe Heinrichson.

Widow Elisabeth Georg and her children (Johannes, age 20; Johann Georg, age 19; Friedrich, age 11; Maria Catrina, age 5) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that oldest son Johannes died en route.

Jakob Georg died and his widow, Elisabeth, remarried to colonist Johannes Reinhard. They settled in the Volga German colony of Kukkus on 26 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 34 along with Johannes Reinhard's children from his previous marriage.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Georg came from the German region of Braunfels. The Kukkus website reports that he came from the German village of Allendorf in the Braunfels region.

This Georg family does not appear to have any surviving male descendants among the Volga German colonies.


- Kukkus Website ( - Origins
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed.  Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): #482.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 469.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3562.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2353-2357.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Rick Felsing

Pre-Volga Origin

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