Grass (Frank)

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Grass (Frank)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Konrad Grass, his wife Katharina, and brother-in-law Bernhard [Urich] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Johannes under the command of Skipper Stahl.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Frank and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 46.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Grass was a blacksmith while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker).

The 1767 census records that Konrad Grass came from the German village of Groß-Umstadt in the Hessen-Darmstadt region.


- 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): Fk123.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 426.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6360.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies