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Jakob Kroh, a farmer, his wife Maria, and children (Johann [Georg], age 16; Anna, age 14; Adam, age 11; Helena, age 8; Georg, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.

Johann Jacob Kroh, his wife Eva Margretha, and children (Johann Georg, age 16; Margretha, age 14; Johann Adam, age 11; Helena Margreth., age 9; Georg Adam, age 5) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach where sons Johann Georg and Georg are recorded on the 1798 census in Households No. Hs004 and Hs060 respectively.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Kroh came from the German region of Pfalz.

[The Kroh descendancy chart prepared by Dr. Igor Phelve incorrectly identifies another Kroh family on the Oranienbaum passenger lists.]


- 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): Hs004, Hs060.
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed.  Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): 7137-7143.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6512.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #8251-8257.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Susan Hopp Nakaji

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