Philipp Moritz Trott, a day laborer (Tagelöhner), his wife Maria Elisabeth Gestras (daughter of Georg Gestras), and son Georg Heinrich (age ½) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 9 June 1762.
They deserted the Danish colonies on 23 June 1764 and joined the migration to Russia.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1775 census in Household No. 19.
Philipp Drott from Grimm and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Wiesenmüller.
The Eichhorns record that Philipp Moritz Trott came from the German village of "Niederramstadt, Amt Lichtenberg, Landgrafschaft Hessen-Darmstadt."
- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 19).
- 1857 Wiesenmüller Census.
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1706.
- 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): Gm006.