Kuntz (Ober-Monjou)

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Kuntz (Ober-Monjou)
Kunz (Ober-Monjou)
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Peter Kuntz, his wife Anna, and children (Heinrich, age 15; Anna, age 12; Maria, age 10; Michael, age 6; Jakob, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 58.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Kuntz was a farmer from the German region of Trier. The 1767 census records that he was a cobbler (Schuhmacher) from the German village of Arfurt in the Trier region.


- 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): Om01, Om74.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 302.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5463.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies