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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Gottlieb Kettler (age 17) and his sister Sophia (age 16), children of the deceased Johann Kettler, settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on 6 July 1765.

They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 2 along with the Johann Bauer family. A note on the 1767 census records that they are actually living with the Johann Georg Plattner family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Kettler, Bauer, and Plattner families.

The 1767 census records that Johann Gottlieb Kettler came from Switzerland.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 216.


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Volga Colonies