Our People from Kautz
First Hardt Family in Kautz:
The FIRST HARDT was Christoph HARDT, born 1724, died before 1775, and his wife Anna who died before 1768. Reformed Faith, farmer from Isenburg, arrived in Oranienbaum (not far from Saint Petersburg) on 4 July 1766 by the ship "Love and Unity". They arrived in MESSER COLONY on 18 July 1767. Before 1788 his son Carl HARDT moved to Kautz Colony, and the Hardt families in Kautz are all descended from Carl HARDT!