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Jakob Kunau & Anna Margaretha Wilck, both from Bübesheim, were married on 11 April 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.

Jakob Kunau, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov along with a servant, Anna [surname not recorded].

They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 5.

Jakob Kunau, his wife Margaretha, and son Johann Peter (age ¾) are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 98.

The widow and children of Jakob Kunau from Grimm are recorded on the 1798 census of Kutter in Household No. Kt03 along with a note that his son Peter Kunau was working in the colony of Huck.

This Peter Kunau's son Heinrich Peter [recorded as Johann Peter in 1798) and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Kutter in Household No. 154.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Jakob Kuhn came from the German region of Friedberg.


- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 98).
- 1834 Kutter Census (Household No. 63, 154).
- 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): Kt03.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #520.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 74.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2385.

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