Johann Roth, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Schilling. Son Ambrosius is recorded there on the 1775 census in Household No. 81.
In 1791, Ambrosius Roth and his family moved from Schilling to Beideck.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Roth came from the German region of Isenburg.
- 1775 Census of Schilling (No. 81).
- 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): Bd19, Bd35, Sg002, Mv2565.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1634.