Ernestus Lang, his wife Anna, and sons (Johann, age 20; Ludwig, age 18; Karl, age 15; Heinrich, age 11) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Morkau.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 5 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 64.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Arend [sic] Lang was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a weaver (Tuchweber).
The 1767 census records that Ernestus Lang came from the German village of Branzel in 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): Bn47, Bn55.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 228.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2952.