Johann David Bleichroth, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 35 along with his new wife Elisabeth and David Lutz, surviving son of Johannes Lutz. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Lutz and Bleichroth families.
The Bleichroth family is recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 113.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann David Bleichroth was a farmer from the German region of Pfalz. The 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker) from the village of Mannheim.
- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 113).
- 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): Gm133.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 78.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3202.