Johann Heinrich Krämer, his wife Maria Elisabeth, and children (Gottlieb, age 8; Dorothea Sophia, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Citadel under the command of Midshipman Grigory Bukharin.
Johann Heinrich Krämer, his wife Maria Elisabeth, and children (Johann Gottlieb, age 8; Dorothea Sophia, age 3) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that mother Maria Elisabeth and daughter Dorothea Sophia died en route.
Johann Heinrich Krämer, his new wife Maria Katharina, and son Johann Gottlieb (age 8) are recorded on the 1767 census of Urbach in Household No. 53 along with his stepchildren [surname Matthias] (Anna Sophia, age 6; Gottlieb, age 3).
The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Krämer came from the German village of Suhl in the Sachsen region.
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