Wen(t)zel (Kraft)

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Wentzel (Kraft)
Wenzel (Kraft)
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Adam Wenzel, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Heinrich, age 19; Johannes, age 17½; Anna, age 10; Helwig, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 64.

The 1767 census records that Adam Wenzel came from the German village of Amt Breitenbach in the Darmstadt region.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 410.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3715.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies