Spelling Variations: 
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Jakob Krus, a cabinet maker (Tischler), and his wife Wibke settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Tarlyk on 11 August 1767.

Jakob died 14 October 1767 and Wibke remarried the widower Markus Langmacher. They are recorded in Stahl am Tarlyk on the 1767 census in Households No. 68 & 69.

The 1767 census records that Wibke Krus came from the German village of Neumünster in the Holstein region.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 219.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies