Georg Keiner [erroneously translated as Kenär], a farmer, his wife Kunigunda, and children (Georg, age 13; Andreas, age 12; Hans, age 10½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Katharina Eleonora under the command of Skipper Peter Röder.
Orphan Georg is recorded in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with the Samuel Bähr family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Keiner and Bähr families, although both arrived aboard the same ship in Oranienbaum.
At some point Georg must have moved to Volmer because he is recorded as a widower returning from Volmer to Kamenka in 1792. He is recorded on the 1798 census of Kamenka in Household in Km032.
Georg's brother Andreas is recorded on the 1798 census of Kamenka in Household No. Km052. It is unknown at this time where he is recorded on the 1767 census.
The 1767 census records that Georg Keiner (age 14) came from the German village of Wimmelbach in the Bamberg region.
- 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): Km034, Km052, Mv2935.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 215.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #262.