Christoph Krümmel, a farmer, his wife Johann[a], and children (Johann, age 8; Johanna, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 7 June 1767. Christoph is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 23 along with his new wife Anna and stepdaughter Katharina (age 8) [surname not recorded].
In 1789, widow Sophia Krimmel and her daughters moved from Kaneau to Zürich. They are recorded on the 1798 census of Basel in Household No. Bs29.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Christoph Krümmel came from the German region of Dessau.
- 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): Bs29, Kn12, Kn24, Kn28, Mv1162.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 248.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1412.