Valentin Neumann, his wife Katharina, and sons (Johann [Jonas], as 15; Konrad, age 5; Daniel, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Beauregard on 27 August 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10.
Valentin's widow is recorded on the 1798 census of Biberstein in Household No. Bb34.
Jonas is recorded on the 1798 census of Biberstein in Household No. Bb16.
Konrad Neumann from Biberstein is recorded on the 1798 census of Bettinger in Household No. Bt25.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Valentin Neumann was a carpenter from the German region of Nassau. The 1767 census records that he was a carriage builder (Leiterwagenbauer) from the German region of Wnikat [?].
- 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): Bt25, Bb16, Bb34.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 180.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5391.