Friedrich Körner, a single cobbler (Schuhmacher), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Morkau.
Fridrich Kerner is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Lauwe on 5 September 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census [with surname translated as Krämer] in Household No. 53 along with his stepdaughter Elisabeth Dorothea [surname not recorded] and a note that his wife had died during the trip to Saratov as part of the group brought by Lieutenant Ditmar.
It is believed that this deceased wife is Sophia Philippina, the widow of Philipp Braun. The Braun family was traveling with a number of other families that settled in Lauwe, and they had a daughter Elisabeth Dorothea who was the correct age.
He is recorded on the 1798 census of Lauwe in Household No. Lw28.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Friedrich Körner came from the German region of Sachsen (Saxony) while the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Klemintz? [Chemnitz?] in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- 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): Lw28.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 49.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2964, #5267.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2181.