Valentin Euchler [sic], his wife Elisabeth, and the single Elisabeth [Batzel] (age 20) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Valentin Euchler [sic], his wife Dorothea, and maid [?] Dorot. Elisab. Batzel are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Valentin Eichler, a carpenter (Zimmermann), his wife Elisabeth Brodt, and daughter Maria (age 3-months) are recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 125. They had settled there on 7 June 1767.
Karl Eichler, presumed to be the son of Valentin, is recorded on the 1798 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. Ka015.
The death of Karl Eichler in 1821 is recorded on the 1834 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 20.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Valentin Euchler came from the German region of Dessau. The 1767 census records that Valentin Eichler came from the German village of Kornfeld in the Grünberg region.
- 1834 Katharinenstadt Census (Household No. 20).
- 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): Ka015.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 303.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #1431.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0830-0832.