Kaspar Messing, a farmer, his wife Anna Katharina, and daughters (Katharina, age 14; Elisabeth, age 7) 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.
They are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 101 along with a note that they reclocated to the colony of Näb in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Kaspar Messing came from the German village of Borgatfeld [?] in the region of Darmstadt.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 370.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3932.