Kraft (Katharinenstadt)*

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Kraft (Katharinenstadt)*
Крафтъ (Katharinenstadt)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Kaspar Kraft, a single brewer (Bierbrauer), settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 234.

Widow Anna Maria Marx married Kaspar Kraft in Katherinenstadt, and took son Philipp and daughters Maria Katharina and Anna Maria with her. Anna Maria, widow of Kaspar Kraft, is recorded on the 1798 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. Ka112 along with Johanna Judith Kraft, the daughter of Kaspar Kraft by his first wife.

The 1767 census records that Kaspar Kraft came from the German village of Aufhaussen in the Küssel region.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Kraft family among the Volga German colonies.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ka112, Mv1786.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 323.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies