Michael Regard [sic], a farmer from Würzburg, his wife Margaretha, and children (Margaretha, age 8; Fiet, age 5; Anna, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian ship under the command of Lieutenant Ilyin.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Göbel on 20 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 13.
Widower Michael Riegert [sic] and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Göbel in Household No. Gb28.
Peter Riegner and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Göbel in Household No. 44. Peter's brother Georg and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Göbel in Household No. 110.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Regard [sic] came from the German region of Würzburg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Kervenheim in the region of Würzburg.
- 1834 Göbel Census (Households No. 44 & 110).
- 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): Gb28.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2003): 41.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2736.