Jakob Kummersheimer, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Henrietta, age 12; Konrad, age 11; Jakob, age 8; Johann, age 6; Sebastian, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 on a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Grapp.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Kautz on 30 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 27.
In 1790, Sebastian Kummersheimer moved from Kautz to Hussenbach. In 1790, Ulrich Kummersheimer moved from Kautz to Bauer. The 1798 census of Hussenbach also records that son Jakob Kummersheimer was living in Household No. Hs100.
The 1767 census records that the Kummersheimer family came from the German village of Mutterstadt in the Pfalz.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Br22, Hs015, Hs100, Kz17, Mv1239, Mv1248.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 339.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5904.