Karl Will, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Elisabeth, age 16½; Johann [Peter], age 12; Maria, age 7; Weigand, age 5) arrived from Reval [Estonia] at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.
The 1775 census of Grimm records the Karl Will family in Household No. 72.
In 1788, Weigand Will moved from Grimm to Bauer. The 1798 census of Bauer records Weigand Will in Household No. Br37.
The 1798 census of Grimm records Peter Will in Household No. Gm140.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Karl Will came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 72).
- 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): Br37, Gm140, Mv0758.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #454.
Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the family of Karl Will.
Source: Brent Mai.