Kembel / Kempel (Huck)

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Kembel (Huck)
Kempel (Huck)
Кемпель (Huck)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

The baptism of two children of Conrad & Anna Barbara Kempel have been found in the parish register of Unterreichenbach (both born in Oberreichenbach): (1) Johann Heinrich, baptized 26 December 1753; (2) Sebastian, baptized 14 September 1756.

Konrad Kembel/Kempel, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Anna, age 20; Johann, age 16; Sebastian, age 10½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766. They settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 50.

The 1798 census of Balzer records Sebastian Kembel from Huck in Household No. Bz065.

The death of Sebastian Kempel in 1828 is recorded on the 1834 census of Balzer in Household No. 173.

Descendants of Sebastian Kempel are recorded on the 1857 census of Balzer in Households No. 178, 252, 253.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Konrad Kempel came from the German region of Isenburg.


- 1834 Balzer Census (Household No. 173).
- 1857 Balzer Census (Households No. 178, 252, 253).
- 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): Bz065.
- Parish register of Oberreichenbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 152.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3122.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Maggie Hein

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies