Kei(h)m (Huck)

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Keim (Huck)
Keihm (Huck)
Кеймъ (Huck)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann [Heinrich] Keim, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, their children (Katharina, age 17; Margaretha, age 11; and Christoph, age 8), and his mother Sophia arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.

Johann Heinrich Keim, his wife Anna Elisabeth, children (Catarina, age 17½; Anna Margretha, age 15, Johann Christopher, age 8), and his mother Sophia (age not recorded) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that both parents as well as Sophia died en route.

Daughter Katharina Keim (married to Johannes Eckert) is recorded on the 1767 census of Huck in Household No. 89. Orphan Margaretha Keim (age 12) is recorded on the 1767 census of Huck in Household No. 21 along with the Nikolaus Völcker family, but no relationship between the Völcker and Keim families is recorded.

Margaretha Keim later married widower Johann Ernst Willmann from the colony of Messer and is recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Hk65.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann [Heinrich] Keim came from the German region of Isenburg.


- 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): Hk65.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 145.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3602.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1944-1949.

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