Krämer (Kutter)*

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Krämer (Kutter)*
Кремеръ (Kutter)*
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Johann[es] Krämer, his wife Anna Barbara, and daughters (Marianna, age 17½; Margaretha, age 12, Elisabeth, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Strelna under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 8 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 4.

Johannes Krämer, the illegitimate son of Margaretha Bechthold, is recorded on the 1798 census of Kutter in Household No. Kt66 along with a note that he is working in the colony of Balzer.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann[es] Krämer was a miller from the German Pfalz region. The 1767 census records that he was a farmer from the Kurpfalz region.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Krämer family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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): Kt66.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 477.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4998.

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Volga Colonies