Michael Egof, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Susanna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Morkau.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 19 August 1767. Michael is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 49 along with his new wife Maria Magdalena.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Ehoff [sic] came from the German village of Kuhlen [?]. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Neuteich in Prussian-Poland.
- 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): Jo19, Jo52.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 206.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2955.