Johann Friedrich Flath, son of Philipp Flath & Eva Maria Morasch, was born 4 August 1743 in Mümling-Grumbach, near Höchst im Odenwald where he was baptized on 6 August 1743.
He and his wife Eva Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the galliot Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.
Johann Fried. Flaath [sic] and his wife Cathrina are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Cathrina died en route.
Friedrich Flath, a farmer, and his [new] wife Maria Magdalena are recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household No. 95. They had settled in Frank on 1 September 1767.
Widower Johann Friedrich Flath and his son Johann Heinrich are recorded on the 1798 census of Frank in Household No. Fk085.
Nikolaus Flath, presumed son of Johann Friedrich Flath, and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Frank in Household No. Fk086.
Christoph Flath, son of the deceased Friedrich Flath from Frank, is recorded on the 1798 census of Walter in Household No. Wt023.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Friedrich Flach [sic] came from the German region of Friedberg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Wirlikrulbach [?] in the Erbach region.
- Gieg, Ella. "Neue Erkenntnisse zur Auswanderung nach Russland 1766."
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Fk085, Fk086, Wt023.
- Parish records of Höchst-im-Odenwald (LDS Films #1193268 and #1193269).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 434.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6271.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #8264-8265.