Schimpf (Kraft)*

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Schimpf (Kraft)*
Шимпфъ (Kraft)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Conrad Schimpff from Niederweissel & Juliana Clös from Büdesheim were married on 13 June 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.

Konrad Schinf [sic], a farmer, and his wife Julianna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 43.

The 1767 census records that Konrad Schinf [sic] came from the German village of Podosin in the region of Hohensolms.

Konrad Schimper [sic] and his wife Anna Juliana Kleis are recorded on the 1798 census of Kraft in Household No. Kf33.

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): Kf33.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #692.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 404.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5098.

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Volga Colonies