Kraft (Grimm)

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Kraft (Grimm)
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Adam Kraft and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 55.

Adam Kraft and his family is recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 6.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Adam Kraft is a farmer while the 1767 census records that he is a craftsman (Handwerker).

The 1767 census records that Adam Kraft came from the German district of Friedberg.


- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 6).
- 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): Gm112.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 80.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5100.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies