Widower Peter Souffle, a farmer, and his daughters (Maria Barbara, age 21, and Anna Margaretha, age 19) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Pfeifer on 22 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 84 where daughter Anna Margaretha is errantly recorded as Peter's wife.
The 1767 census records that Peter Souffle came from the French village of Beauchêne.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 397.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5175.