Max Langmacher, a carpenter (Zimmermann), and his wife Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Engel Rafail under the command of Skipper Konstadt.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Tarlyk on 11 August 1767. His wife died during the transport of Lieutenant Riessmann. He remarried to Wibke Krus, the widow of Jakob Krus. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 68 & 69.
The 1767 census records that Markus [Max?] Langmacher came from the German village of Heist in Holstein.
- 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): St17.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 219.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3471.