Johann Petrÿ, a farmer, and his wife Kunigunda arrived at Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Johannes Petrÿ, a farmer, and his wife Kunigunda are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 121.
Johann Petrÿ and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Basel in Household No. Bs39.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Petrÿ came from the German region of Hessen. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Wertizhausen [Merzhausen?].
- 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): Bs39.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 374.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5303.