David Grosch, a single farmer, arrived from Reval [Estonia] at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.
David and his family are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 77.
The 1798 census of Grimm records David Grosch in Household No. Gm125.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that David Grosch came from the German region of Pfalz.
- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 77).
- 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): Gm051, Gm125.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #459.
Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording David Grosch.
Source: Brent Mai.