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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johannes Krastel, a single craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Herzog on 14 July 1766 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 18 with a note that he's actually living with Leonhard Kenner.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Krastel came from the German village of Pilsheim bei Schmidmühlen in Bayern (Bavaria).


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 92.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies