Keib (Hussenbach)

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Keib (Hussenbach)
Keip (Hussenbach)
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Johann Casper Keipp (1 December 1709 - 28 July 1776) & Anna Maria Eiffert (14 June 1713 - 9 September 1771) had several children whose births are recorded in the parish registers of Zahmen, among whom are (1) Johann Jacob (A), born 21 September 1739, and Johann Jacob (B), born 1 April 1744.

[Johann] Jakob Keib (B) married Gerdrauth Schaaff on 10 May 1766 in Büdingen.

Jakob (B), a farmer, & his wife Gertruda along with brother Jakob (A) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Johannes under the command of Skipper Stahl.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach where Jakob (B) [erroneously recorded with surname of Keit] is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Hs005 and Jakob (A) is recorded in Household No. Hs073.

The Büdingen marriage register records that Jakob Keipp is from "Zahmen in the area of Riedesel" and that Gertrauth Schaaff is from "Altenschlerff." The Oranienbaum passenger list records that both Jakob Keibs came from the German region of Riedesel.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Hs005, Hs073.
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): 7163, 7164, 7172.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) : Origins and Destinations (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #628.
- Parish register of Zahmen (via Archion).
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6338, #6339.


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Brent Mai

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Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies