Heinrich Krämer, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Joachim, age 22; Simon, age 20; Heinrich, age 17; Georg, age 15; Louisa, age 10; Anna, age 10; Kunigunda, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
The parents died after arriving in Russia. The surviving children settled in the Volga German colony of Susannental on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 14, 35, & 38.
The 1798 census records that Heinrich Krämer from Susannental is living in the colony of Biberstein in Household No. Bb02.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Krämer came from the German region of Hessen.
- 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): Bb02.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 262, 266, 267.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4557.