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Wilhelm Keytmann and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Morkau.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 5 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 67.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Wilhelm Keytmann was a weaver while the 1767 census records that he was a "deceiver" [Cyrillic = Позуменщик].

The 1767 census records that Wilhelm Keytmann came from the German village of Kleinfeld near Kleve.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 299.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2966.


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