Jakob Krämer, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Jakob, age 15; Elisabeth, age 13; Anna, age 7; Maria, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Korsakov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Sewald on 20 August 1767.
Jakob's wife Anna died and he remarried to Anna Margaretha Hergenröther. The combined Krämer & Hergenröther family is recorded on the 1767 census of Sewald in Household No. 17.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Krämer came from the German village of Schwalbach in the Nassau region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 171.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2769.