Johann Kaspar Spiess, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar on 20 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 97 along with his new bride Anna Margaretha.
The 1767 census records that Kaspar Spiess came from the German village of Alsfeld in the Darmstadt 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): Ks083.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 441.
Signature of Casbar Spieß, Beÿsitzer (vice-mayor), from the 1816 Census of Krasnoyar.
Source: Ilya Mauter.