Kern (Dietel)

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Kern (Dietel)
Кернъ (Dietel)
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Conrad Kern & Maria Amalia Peter [Petri] (both widowed) were married 29 July 1766 in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lübeck.

Konrad Kern, a farmer, his wife Amalia, and children (Johann [Georg], age 17; Martin, age 13; Michael [Petri], age 13; Maria, age 11; Philipp [Petri], age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Grapp.

Conrad Kirn [sic], his wife Amalia, and children (Johann Georg, age 18; Martin, age 16; Maria, age 11 - and also Johan Michail Petri, age 15; Johan Phillipp Petri, age 12) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Amalia died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel.

Son Georg is believed to be recorded on the 1798 census of Kratzke in Household No. Kr07.

Perhaps son Philipp is recorded on the 1798 census of Biberstein in Household No. Bb09.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Kern came from the German region of Pfalz.


- 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): Bb09, Dt32, Kr07.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #121.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 295.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5903.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6331-6337.

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Brent Mai

Maria Flekler Laufer

Volga Colonies