Reinhard Ofelmann, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
Reinhardt Offellmann [sic] and his wife Elisabeth are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Elisabeth died en route.
Reinhard Opfermann, a farmer, and his wife [new] Christina are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 115.
The movement tables attached to the 1767 census of Schönchen record the movement of Reinhard Opferman and his family in 1774 from Schönchen to St. Petersburg.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Reinhard Ofelmann came from France.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- 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): Mv2596.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 224.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #4533.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5749-5750.