Johannes Kropp [sic], son of Johann Henrich Kropp, was baptized 18 December 1707 in Wolf. He married in Aulendiebach on 16 February 1741 to Anna Catharina [surname not recorded].
The baptism of a son to Johannes & Anna Catharina Gropp is recorded in the parish register of Aulendiebach: Johann Conrad, baptized 1 March 1755.
Widow Anna Gropp and her children (Anna, age 22; Dorothea, age 17½; Maria, age 15; Konrad, age 12) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Johannes [Konrad] Gropp (age 12), the orphaned son of Johannes Gropp, is recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 67 along with the Andreas Grün family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Gropp and Grün families.
Konrad Gropp and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Balzer in Household No. Bz032.
The death in 1825 of Konrad Gropp is recorded on the 1834 census of Balzer in Household No. 114.
Konrad [recorded as Jakob in 1834] Gropp, son of the above Konrad Gropp and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Balzer in Household No. 119.
The 1767 census does not record from where Johannes Gropp came.
- 1834 Balzer Census (Household No. 114).
- 1857 Balzer Census (Household No. 119).
- 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): Bz032.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 91.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1756.