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The births of the following children of Johann Cristoffer & Maria Christina Kappel are recorded in the parish register of Trebur: (1) Johann Daniel, born 15 December 1723; (2 & 3) twins Hans & Anna Catharina, born 15 November 1724; (4) Johann Jacob Kappel, born 20 July 1727; (5) Johann Peter, born in May 1729; and (6) Anna Catharina, born 18 December 1732.

Jakob Kappell, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and son Johann [Adam] (age 16) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Malinkov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 33.

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

The 1767 census records that Jakob Kappell came from the German village of Trebur near Darmstadt.


- Parish register of Trebur.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 292.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2790.


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