[Johann] Heinrich Bernhardt, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the Skipper Jakob Bauer.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Schwab on 8 July 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 26 along with his new wife Maria Katharina.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Bernhardt came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Bernhardt came from the German village of Elsbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 133.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2640.