Peter Roth, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Anna, age 8; Peter, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Jungfer Friederika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Straub on 12 May 1767. Peter is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30 along with his new wife Margaretha, and her son Johann Georg [surname not recorded] (age 13).
The 1767 census records that Peter Roth came from the German village of Altenkirchen in the Nassau-Weilburg 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): Sr51.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 236.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #980.