Johann Kesselring (age 16), from Hamburg, settled in the Volga German colony of Kratzke on 8 May 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 46 living with his stepfather, Johann Moor.
In 1790, Jakob Kesselring moved from Kratzke to Bauer.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Br05, Mv1425.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 460.