Köhler / Keller (Katharinenstadt-1)
Johann Konrad Köhler, a tailor (Schneider), and his wife Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild. They settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 23 July 1767.
Konrad Köhler is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 119 along with his new wife Anna Margaretha Volmer.
The 1767 census records that [Johann] Konrad Köhler came from the German village of Mergburg in the Hessen region ["nach anderen Angaben aus Mecklenburg" - according to another source he's from Mecklenburg].
- 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): Ka022, Ka085.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 302.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): # 6971.