Kerber (Grimm)

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Kerber (Grimm)
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Adam Kerber, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard the Russian pink Vologda under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Bartenyev.

Adam died, and his widow Anna Katharina and the children settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 84.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that this Kerber family came from the German region of Erbach.


- 1775 Census of Grimm (No. 28).
- 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): Gm013, Gm084, Gm165.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 84.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4894.


Brent Mai

Heinrich Reichert

Volga Colonies