Johannes Lohr, a mason (Maurer), his wife Anna Maria, and son (Andreas, age 15) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 17 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 61.
In 1772, Gottlieb Lohr and his wife moved from Boisroux to Philippsfeld. By 1798, Gottlieb Lohr from Boisroux was living in Katharinenstadt and is recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Ka029.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Lohr came from the German region of Weier.
- 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): Ka029, Mv0277.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 154.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6860.