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[Johann] Friedrich Kamholz, a farmer, his wife Christina, and step-children (Peter, age 16; Anna, age 6 [surnames not recorded]) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaumon 25 July 1766 aboard the snow-brig Maria Sophia under the command of Skipper Johann Bauer.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Tarlyk on 5 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 49.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Friedrich Kamholz came from the German region of Holstein. The 1767 census records that he came from the German town of Rostock in the Mecklenburg region.

There do not appear to be any surviving male descendants of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 215.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #2533.


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