Michael Lang, a farmer, and his family 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.
Son Johann Peter Lang, a farmer, and his wife Anna Katharina and his brother Adam Lang, also a farmer, and his wife Anna Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Messer on 18 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 56 & 57.
In 1798, Johannes Lang moved from Messer to Kraft.
The 1767 census records that both Johann Peter Lang and Adam Lang came from the German district of Isenburg.
- 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): Kf24, Ms43, Ms60, Mv1757.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 144, 145.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1750.