Franz Reichert, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Gertruda, age 18; Johann, age 16) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Frantz Reichhardt [sic], his wife Elisabet, and chidlren (Gertraut, age 18¾; Johann, age 17½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that the mother Elisabet died en route.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 7 June 1767. Franz and his new wife, the Widow Elisabeth Schmidt, are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 35.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Franz Reichhardt came from the German region of Mainz. The 1767 census records that Franz Reichert came from the German village of Bingen in the Kurmainz 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): Bx09.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 147.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1321.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1326-1329.