Widow Anna Margaretha Resch and her children (Nikolaus, age 19; Johann [Adam], age 16½; Melchior, age 15; Anna, age 12) arrived at the port of Oranienbaum from Lübeck on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity with skipper Thomas Fairfax at the helm.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hildman on 20 June 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 Census in Household No. 22.
The 1767 census records that the Resch family came from the German village of Salmünster.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Hd25, Hd26, Hd29.
- Müller-Marschhausen, Ernst. “Russland-Auswanderer aus dem Bergwinkel um 1766 und die Spurensuche nach ihrer Rückkehr im 20. Jahrhundert.” [Online]
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 103.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1767.