Ehrenfried Koch, his wife Sarah, and son Ehrenfried (age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 7 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 28.
In 1785, Ehrenfried Koch and his wife moved from Paulskaya to Meinhard. His son, Ehrenfried Jr. and his wife moved from Paulskaya to Kaneau that same year.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Ehrenfried Koch was a baker from the German region of Württemberg. The 1767 census records that he was a brewer (Bierbrauer) from the village of Balingen.
- 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): Kn30, Mn21, Mv2199.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 338.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1481.