Anton Hertrich, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Morkau.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 16 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 95 along with his new wife Anna Maria.
The 1767 census records that Anton Hertrich came from the German village of Horderig bei Mindelheim.
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- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 430.
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