Imhoff (Köhler)

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Imhoff (Köhler)
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Johann Imhoff, his wife Anna Barbara, and daughter Katharina Elisabeth (age not recorded) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.

Johann Imhoff, his wife Anna Barbara Seibel, and daughter Katharina Elsabeth (age 3) settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 55.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Imhoff was a farmer from the German region of Fulda. The 1767 census records that he was a blacksmith (Schmied) from the German village of Orb.


- 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): Kl82.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 373.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3844.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies