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Jakob Kaufmann, a farmer, his wife Anna, and son Oswald arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766. Later documents confirm Oswald's surname as Niederhausen, so perhaps he is actually a step-son of Jakob Kaufmann. The parents died after arrival in Russia.

Son Oswald Kaufmann [actually Niederhausen] settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with the family of Johannes Huck.

The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Kaufmann/Niederhausen and Huck families.


- 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): Hk88.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 139.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies