Georg Friedrich Benedict and his wife Margaretha Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Laub on 12 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Friedrich Benedict was a teacher while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.
The 1767 census records that Georg Friedrich Benedict came from the German village of Vollerwiek in the Holstein region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 25.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2032.