Jakob Kunstenhausen, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Eva arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 5 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Kunstenhausen was from the German region of Augsburg while the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Usaurea in Schwaben (Swabia).
There are no known surviving male descendants of the Kunstenhausen family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 200.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1968.