Bernhard von Noding [sic], a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Elisabeth, age 13; Friederika, age 9; Katharina, age 7; Christian, 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.
Widower Bernhard and the children are recorded in Household No. 114 on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou along with a note that they relocated to the Volga German colony of Kind in 1768.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Bernhard Noding [sic] was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a hunter (Jäger). The 1767 census records that Bernhard von Nordig [sic] came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 223.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5344.