Paul Just [sic], a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Die Frau Dietrika under the command of Skipper Joachim Friedrich Luhn.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 10 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24 along with his new wife Julianna Bettenheuser.
The 1834 census of Graf records in Household No. 60 that Andreas Jost [sic] from Köhler arrived in Graf in 1827.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Paul Just came from the German region of Erbach.
- 1834 Graf Census (Household No. 60).
- 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): Kl12.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 365.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6085.