Christian Herrfort, a single miller, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 3 August 1767 where he is recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 80 along with his new wife Magdalena.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Herrfort came from the German region of Sachsen (Saxony). The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Tiben [?] in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- 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): Bx08.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 159.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #4378.