Kärst / Karst

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Johann Kärst, a carpenter, and his wife Christina arrived from Danzig at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 May 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jacob Janson.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach were Johann is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Hs038.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Kärst came from the German region of Schöningen.


- 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): Hs038.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #50.


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