Greb / Kreb (Kraft)

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Kreb (Kraft)
Greb (Kraft)
Гребъ (Kraft)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Caspar Greb, son of Johann Caspar Greb, was baptized on 17 May 1743 in Engelrod.

Johann Kaspar Kreb, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on the pink Cargo under the command of Lieutenant Moses Davydov.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 15 along with his new wife [Elisabeth] Margaretha [Koch] and her brother Heinrich Koch (age 19).

Johann Kaspar Kreb and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Müller in Household No. Ml06.

Anna Maria, Johann Georg, Heinrich Lorenz, Johannes, and Reinhardt from Müller relocated to the daughter colony of Wiesenmüller before 1857.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Kaspar Kreb was a joiner from the German region of Riedesel. The 1767 census records that he was a farmer from the German village of Engelrod in the Riedesel region.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ml06.
- Parish register of Engelrod.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 397.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4208.

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Brent Mai

Steve Schreiber

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