Valentin Reich from Nieder Ohm & Eliesabetha Trimper from Rauschenberg were married 14 April 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.
Valentin Reich, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Maria, and his mother Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov.
Valentin Reich, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Elisabeth, and mother Elisabeth (age 58) are recorded on the 1767 census of Grimm in Household No. 11.
They are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 93.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Valentin Reich came from the German region of Laubach while the 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 93).
- 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): Gm100.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #531.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 75.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2405.