Widower Peter Orner [sic], a button maker (Knopfmacher), and his children (Georg, age 21; Maria, age 21; Johann, age 19; Christian, age 11) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Hermann Anderson.
They setttled in the Volga German colony of Anton on 1 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 59.
In 1788, Christian Ordner and his family moved from Messer to Anton.
The Oranienbaum passenger lis trecords that Peter Orner came from the German region of Isenburg. The 1767 census records that he came from "Oberamt Neustadt" in the Kurpfalz region.
- 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): An05, Mv1707.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 68.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6607.