Friedrich Fuhrmann, his wife Susanna, and children (Franz, age 12; Johann, age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of the Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hans Karholm.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 3 August 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 135 along with his new wife Elisabeth and her children (Jakob Schnell, age 17; Izeisola [?], age 15).
The 1767 census records that Friedrich Fuhrmann came from the German village of Halberstadt in the Brandenburg region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 305.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7091.