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.
Johann Michel Ehoff and his wife Maria Magdalena are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
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.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2184-2185.