Johannes Thüringer, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Magdalena arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
Magdalena died after arrivel in Russia. Johannes Thüringer remarried to widow Louisa Wendler and settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 28 along with the surviving Wendler children.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johannes Thüringer came from the German village of Driern in the region of Trier.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 295, 296.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4609.