Gerhard [sic] Gillig, a farmer, his wife Magdalena, and son Georg (3-weeks-old) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766.
They are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits attached to the 1767 census along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Wittmann in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Erhart [sic] Gillig came from the German village of Schlüsselfeld [?] in the Bamberg region.
- 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): Wm21.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 375.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4415.