Peter Henkel, a single cobbler (Schuhmacher), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 16 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 136.
The 1767 census records that Peter Henkel came from the German village of Rohrbach in the Würzburg area.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 439.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1951.