Kaspar Hepp, 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 Grimm and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 36 along with a new wife Anna Maria and her son Johann Friedrich [surname not recorded].
Kaspar Hepp, his new wife Maria Elisabeth, daughter Maria Katharina (age ½), mother-in-law Katharina Elisabeth Salzmann, and brother-in-law Gottfried Salzmann (age 18) are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 116.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Kaspar Hepp was a weaver from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that he was a hosier (Strumpfwirker) from the German village of Gelnhausen in the Hessen region.
- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 115).
- 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): Gm028.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 78.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #2320.