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Christian Jeremias Kermig, a teacher? (Priester), and his wife Margaretha Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the snow-brig Der Merkur under the command of Skipper Johann Heinrich Abelmann.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Urbach and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No 49.

In 1770, Jeremias Kermig left Urbach.

The 1767 census records that Christoph [sic] Jeremias Kermig came from the German village of Retzau in the Dessau 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): Mv2890.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 281.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3261.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies