Philipp Jakob, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and sons (Wilhelm, age 10; Johann, age 7) arrived from Danzig at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 aboard the galliot Die Hoffnung under the command of Skipper Johann Heschke.
The parents died. The boys are recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 79 along with Philipp Brotzmann and his wife. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Jakob and Brotzmann families.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Philipp Jakob came from the German region of Isenburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 95.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3014.