Philipp Paul, a blacksmith, his wife Maria, and daughters (Maria, age 14; Katharina, age 10; Elisabeth, age 2) 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.
Maria Paul (age 16) is recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 78 along with her stepfather Konrad Müller.
The Oranienabum passenger list records that Philipp Paul came from the German region of Nassau.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Paul family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 261.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5459.