Johannes Lorey, a farmer, his wife Anna, and daughter Magdalena (age 15) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Johann Joachim Janson.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767 and is recorded there as a widower on the 1767 census in Household No. 91.
The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Stahlberg in the Isenburg region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 204.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3983.