Johann Georg Koch, a brewer (Bierbrauer), his wife Katharina, and [step-]son Johann Heinrich (age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Vergelte Weintraube under the command of Skipper Anderson.
Johann Georg Koch, his wife Katharina, and stepson Johann Heinrich Nissen [sic] (age 8) are recorded on the 1767 census of Warenburg in Household No. 37. They had settled there on 12 May 1767.
Widower Johann Georg Kuch [sic] and his stepson Johann Heinrich Nies [sic] are recorded on the 1798 census of Warenburg in Household No. Wr115.
The death of Johann Georg Kuch [sic] in 1799 is recorded on the 1811 census of Warenburg in Household No. 115.
The 1767 census records that Johann Georg Koch came from the German village of Perling... [?] in the Schwaben (Swabia) region.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Koch family among the Volga German colonies.
- 1811 Warenburg Census (Household No. 115).
- 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): Wr115.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 327.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #780.