Kaspar Koch and his wife Maria Barbara arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hildmann on 20 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 31.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Kaspar Koch was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a cobbler (Schuhmacher). The 1767 census records that Kaspar Koch came from the German village of Heiligenstadt in the Mainz region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 105.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3821.