Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Eich (historically Worms, Rheinhessen), today Alzey-Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate

Christoph and Anna Barbara Kimmel had four children, all baptized in Eich: Johann Georg, born 7 September, baptized 8 September 1753; Johannes, born 18 July, baptized 20 July 1755; Maria Elisabetha, born 19 February, baptized 20 February 1757; and Anna Margaretha born 4 September, baptized 7 September 1760. Christoph is noted as deceased on Anna Margaretha's baptism record. Widow Anna Barbara married Conrad Oswald on 6 June 1764.  

Conrad Oswald and his family arrived in Russia on 8 August 1766 and are reported in Family #12 in the Kautz First Settler’s List. Family #12 also includes his three stepchildren, the children of Christoph Kimmel. 

Johann Georg Kimmel is reported on the Merkel 1798 Census in Household #12. 


- Family Search Film #1441988 (Eich) 
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 219. 
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): p. 336.
- 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): Volume 1, p. 709

Maggie Hein