Johann Pommer, a farmer, and his wife Theresia arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Rohleder on 28 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 50 along with the orphaned Anna Margaretha Korger (age not recorded). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Pommer and Korger families, but they did arrive in Oranienbaum on the same ship.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Pommer came from "Deutsch Böhmen" (German Bohemia).
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- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 60.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6142.