Kaspar Knopf, a farmer, and his family arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboad the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Frank in 1767 and they are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.
The 1767 census records that Kaspar Knopf came from the German village of Mauerwelt in the region of Fulda.
- 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): Fk033, Fk040, Fk053.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 420.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #528.