Johann Glitsch, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Katharina Elisabeth, age 11; Georg Anton, age 7½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a pink under the command of Lieutenant Moisey Davydov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 68.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Glitsch was a tailor from the German region of the Pfalz while the 1767 census records that he was a carpenter (Tischler) from the German region of Fulda.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 376.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4137.