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[Johann] Gottlieb Käther, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), his wife Maria, and son Johann (½ year old) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Gottlieb is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Kaneau (No. 45) along with his new wife Anna. Gottlieb Käther is recorded on the 1798 census of Zürich in Household No. Zr09.

The 1767 census records that Johann Gottlieb Käther came from the German village of Friedland in Sachsen (Saxony).


- 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): Zr09.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 271.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5400.


Brent Mai

Entry of the baptismal record for Anna Catharina Kapes showing Gottlieb Käther as a sponsor.
Source: Karl Becker.

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