Hein(t)z (Kraft)

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Heinz (Kraft)
Heintz (Kraft)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Pre-Volga Origin: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Christian Heinz, a farmer, and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 32.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census records that Christian Heinz came from the Danish town of Copenhagen.

They are no known surviving male descendants of this Heinz family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 401.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4015.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies