Krämer (Orlovskaya)

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Krämer (Orlovskaya)
Кремеръ (Orlovskaya)
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Anton Krämer, his wife Anna, and children (Karl, age 21; Johann, age 16; Anton, age 13; Philipp, age 11; Konrad, age 8; Wilhelmina, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Anton Krämer, his wife Christina, and sons (Karl, age 20, died en route; Johann Christoph, age 16; Anton, age 13; Philipp, age 11) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25.

In 1770, Christoph Krämer and his family moved from Orlovskaya to Katharinenstadt.

In 1772, Anton Krämer and his family moved from Orlovskaya to Katharinenstadt.

Anna Maria Krämer (née Hahn), widow of Philipp Krämer from Katharinenstadt is recorded on the 1798 census of Boisroux in Household No. Bx56 along with a note that she is living with her children in Katharinenstadt.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anton Krämer came from the German region of Runkel. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Wölferlingen in the Runkel region.


- 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): Bx56, Ka072, Ka058, Mv2123, Mv2129.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 317.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5445.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6921-6926.

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Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies