Andreas Barberich, a farmer, his wife Anna, and son Mathias (age 16) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Göbel on 20 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 50. In 1790, Johannes Barberich moved from Göbel to Semenovka.
Between 1816 and 1834, Friedrich Berverich moved from Semenovka to Pfeifer.
The 1767 census records that Andreas Barberich came from the German village of Rengshausen [?] in the Kurmainz region.
- 1834 Census of Pfeifer (Household No. 131).
- 1834 Census of Semenovka (Households No. 84 & 89)
- 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): Se18, Mv0695.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 51.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1803.