Philipp Riegelhoff, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the hooker Anna Catharina under the Skipper Adolph Scharpenberg.
Philipp Riegelhoff died after arrival in Russia. His widow, Magdalena, remarried to Heinrich Gorgie who is recorded on the 1767 census of Keller in Household No. 41. Based upon her age as recorded on the 1767 census, Magdalena is not old enough to be the mother of all of Philipp Riegelhoff's children. The 1767 census records the Riegelhoff children in Households No. 2, 16, and 41.
Following the destruction of Keller, surviving members of the family resettled to the colony of Neu-Kolonie.
The 1767 census records that Philipp Riegelhoff came from the German village of Bassenheim.
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- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #873.