[Johann] Peter Gross, his wife Anna, and daughter Gertruda arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 Jul 1766 aboard a Russian ship under the command of Lieutenant Ilyin.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Müller on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 2.
In 1790, Peter Gross and his family moved from Müller to Kraft.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Gross was a farmer from the German region of Stolberg. The 1767 census records that he was a carpenter (Zimmermann) from the German village of Steinberg.
- 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): Kf18, Mv1800.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 175.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2720.