Christian Herrfurt, a farmer, his wife Johanna Sophia, and daughter Barbara (age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the snow-brig Der Merkur under the command of Skipper Johann Heinrich Abelmann.
Christian died, and his wife remarried to Gottfried Landmann. The combined Landmann / Herrfurt family settled in the Volga German colony of Urbach on 13 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 2.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Herrfurt came from the German region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 270.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3291.