There are two Karl families that settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767. They are believed to be father and son.
Both Christian Karl (age 55) and his wife along with Gottfried Karl (age 24) and his wife arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity.
On the 1767 census of Orlovskaya, they are recorded there in Households No. 4 & 5. In 1785, Gottfried Karl and his wife moved from Orlovskaya to Moscow.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that they both came from the German region of Dessau. The 1767 census records that they came from the German village of Altenrode.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 312.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1245, #1246.