Johann Ries, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Barbara [Katharina], age 14; Johann, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.
Orphan Barbara Katharina Ries is recorded on the 1767 census of the Volga German colony of Müller in Household No. 10 along with the Konrad Klein family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Ries and Klein families.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that this Ries family came from the German region of Darmstadt.
There do not appear to be any surviving male descendant lines of this Ries family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 177.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3629.