Philipp Hartwig, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Straub on 12 July 1767. Philipp Hartwig, a farmer, his wife Anna Elisabeth, and children (Johann Philipp, age 16; Johannes, age 10; Anna Dorothea, age 3-months) are recorded on the 1767 census of Straub in Household No. 34.
The descendants of Philipp Hartwig (junior) are recorded on the 1798 census of Warenburg in Households No. Wr031 & Wr035.
Johannes Hartwig and his sons (Philipp Heinrich, age 3; Johannes, age 3-months) are recorded on the 1811 census of Straub in Household No. 8 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Neu-Straub [year not recorded].
Johannes Hartwig and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Neu-Straub in Household No. 1.
The 1767 census records that Philipp Hartwig came from the German village of Nauheim in the region of Nassau-Usingen.
- 1811 Straub Census (Household No. 6).
- 1834 Neu-Straub Census (Household No. 1).
- 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): Sr08, Wr031, Wr035.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 237.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2094.