Johann Adam Roth was born in 1705. He lived in Lichenroth, but it is uncertain whether that is also where he was born. His son, Heinrich Roth, was born in 1744 in Birstein.
Heinrich Roth, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766. He settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 8 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 34 along with his wife Margaretha Elisabeth [Derr] and an orphan Margaretha [surname not recorded] (age 6).
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Heinrich Roth came from the German region of Isenburg.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kt22.
- Parish register of Lichenroth.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 484.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3233.