There are two Karl families that settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767. They are believed to be father and son.
Both Christian Karl (age 55) and his wife Elisabeth along with Gottfried Karl (age 24) and his wife Barbara arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity.
Christian Carl, his wife Barbara, Gottfried Carl and his wife Mari. Elisabeth are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
On the 1767 census of Orlovskaya, they are recorded there in Households No. 4 & 5.
There is a Gottfriedt Carl who married Marie Elisabeth Fliegel from Roßlau on 7 April 1766 in Roßlau. He is perhaps the same Gottfried Karl who settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya.
In 1785, Gottfried Karl and his wife moved from Orlovskaya to Moscow.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that they both came from the German region of Dessau. The 1767 census records that they came from the German village of Altenrode.
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): #5333-5334.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #908.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 312.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1245, #1246.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0499-0502.