Jakob Roth and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian ship under the command of Lieutenant Samuel Gibbs.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 59.
Jakob Roth and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Huck in Household No. Hk49.
In 1794, Jakob Roth moved from Huck to Reinwald. This Jakob Roth from Huck, assumed to be the son of the original Jakob Roth in Huck, and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Reinwald in Household No. Rw49.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Roth was a hosier while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker). Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Jakob Roth came from the German region of Isenburg.
- 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): Hk59, Rw49, Mv0985.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 154.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #2880.