Joseph Kamm & Barbara Zimmer were married on 22 May 1766 in Roßlau.
Widower [sic] Joseph Kähm (Kamm), a farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Frei Gebruder under the command of Skipper Minzberger.
Joseph Kamm, his wife Barbara (died en route), and son Daniel (born & died en route) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 15 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 79.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Joseph Kähm came from the German region of Schwaben (Swabia) while the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Hillelhofen [?] in the Bamberg region.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #985.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 77.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5828.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6577-6579.