An article by Wilhelm Funk records the following going to Russia:
Georg Heinrich Held, a stocking maker (Strumpfwirker) from Schwabach, son of (unnamed) Held, a merchant (Kaufmann) in Nürnberg, and Magd. Kohlmann, widow of Anton Kohlmann, a baking assistant (Beckenknecht) in Royal Prussian field service, both Lutheran, were married on 7 May 1766 in the Lutheran Church in Wörhd.
Heinrich Held, a farmer, and his wife Magdalena arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
Heinrich Held and his wife Anna Magdalena are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Georg Heinrich Held, a stocking maker (Strumpfwirker), and his wife Magdalena are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 93 along with a note that they settled in the colony of Schaffhausen in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Georg Heinrich Held came from the German region of Ansbach.
- Funk, Wilhelm. "Deutsche a Is russische Colonisten: ausgezogen aus dem Wöhrder Traubuch 1766/67." Blätter für fränkische Familienkunde, 1:3 (1926): 101-107.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #807.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 369.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #4738.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4962-4963.