Philipp Brotzmann, a farmer, and his wife [Anna] Gertrude arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 79 along with orphan brothers Wilhelm Jakob (age 10) and Johannes Jakob (age 7) who arrived in Oranienbaum on the same ship. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Brotzmann and Jakob families.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Philipp Brotzmann came from the German region of Isenburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 95.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3026.