Kess (Göbel)

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Käs (Göbel)
Кесъ (Göbel)
Kess (Göbel)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Georg Käs, a farmer, his wife Barbara, and son Joseph (age 10) arrived together from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper John Scott.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Göbel on 20 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10.

Brothers Johannes & Johann Georg Kees from Göbel and their families are recorded on the 1857 census of Josefstal in Household No. 63.

The 1767 census records that Georg Käs came from the German village of Oberleinach in the Würzburg region.


- 1857 Josefstal Census (Household No. 63).
- 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): Gb29.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 40.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3789.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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