[Johann] Peter Erhardt and his wife Dorothea arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Erhard was a farmer from the German region of Hessen. The 1767 census records that Johann Peter Erhardt was a hatmaker (Hutmacher) from the German village of Marburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 136.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5290.