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Karl Kunzelmann, a farmer, his wife Kathairna, and children (Martin, age 19; Nikolaus, age 17; Nikolaus [again], age 15; Martin [again], age 12; Kaspar, age 8; Veronika, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766.

Carl Kunzelmann, his wife Catharina, and children (Martin, age 19; Nicolaus, age 17¼; Nicolaus [again], age 16; Martin [again], age 12; Caspar, age 9; Veronica, age 7) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that father Carl and sons (Martin, Nicolaus [age 17¼], & Martin [age 12]) died en route.

Karl died and his widow Katharina remarried to Adam Mainz. They settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 19 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 44 along with the surviving Kunzelmann children (Nikolaus, age 17; Kaspar, age 11).

The widow of Nikolaus Kunzelmann and her daughters are recorded on the 1798 census of Neu-Kolonie in Household No. Nk37 along with her new husband Gottfried Walter.

The 1767 census records that Karl Kunzelmann came from the German district of Württemberg.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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): Nk37.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 70.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5815.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6541-6548.

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