[Johann] Heinrich Kappes, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
Joh. Heinr. Tappes [sic] and his wife Maria Elisabeth are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Maria Elisabeth died en route.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Ernestinendorf on 3 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25.
In 1795, Johann Peter Kappes moved from Ernestinendorf to Boisroux.
The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Kappes came from the German village of Anzhein [?] in the Darmstadt region.
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- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 401.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4797.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3324-3325.