Jakob Kaufmann, a farmer, his wife Anna, and son Oswald arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766. Later documents confirm
Oswald's surname as Niederhausen, so perhaps he is actually a step-son of Jakob Kaufmann.
The parents died after arrival in Russia. Son Oswald Kaufmann [actually Niederhausen] settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with the family of Johannes Huck.
The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Kaufmann/Niederhausen and Huck families.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Kaufmann came from the German region of Isenburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 139.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3107.