Johann [Heinrich] Hessler, a farmer, and his wife Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar on 20 July 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 14 along with this new wife Anna Margaretha.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann [Heinrich] Hessler came from the German region of Laubach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 417.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3764.