Johann Michael Krutsch, a farmer, and his siblings (Anna, age 21; Margaretha, age 20; Johann, age 18; Daniel, age 13) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
[Johann] Michael Krutsch, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and brothers (Johann, age 18; Daniel, age 13) are recorded on the 1767 census of Stahl am Karaman in Household No. 38 along with his stepchildren (Katharina Pfeifer, age 17; Kaspar Pfeifer, age 13). They had settled there on 22 June 1767.
They are recorded on the 1798 census of Stahl am Karaman in Households No. Sk11 & Sk18.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Michael Krutsch came from the German district of Dienheim.
- 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): Sk11, Sk18.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 200.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3241.