Philipp Ludwig, a miller (Müller), and his wife Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 May 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Daniel Geier.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 5 March 1767 where Philipp is recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 71 along with a new wife Helena.
The 1767 census records that Philipp Ludwig came from the German village of Spalt in the region of Nürnberg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 326.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #102.