Ludwig Sander, a button maker (Knopfmacher), his wife Dorothea, and daughter Katharina (age 20), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hans Karholm.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 3 August 1767. Widower Ludwig Sander is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 187.
The 1767 census records that Ludwig Sander came from the German village of Heide in the Holstein region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 315.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #7119.