Sebastian Roth, a turner (Tischler) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hans Karholm.
Widower Sebastian Roth settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 3 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 46.
In 1778, Johann Roth and his family moved from Katharinenstadt to Moscow.
The 1767 census records that Sebastian Roth came from the German village of Neuß in the Mainz region.
- 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): Mv1170.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 331.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #7076.