Johann Melchior Ulrich, a farmer, his wife Anna Katharina, and son Johann Peter (age 11) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a pink under the command of Lieutenant Moisey Davydov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 17 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 76.
Nikolaus Ulrich (age 20), son of Barbara Kern, is recorded on the 1798 census of Huck in Household No. Hk66. He is presumed to be a descendant of this family.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann Melchior Ulrich came from the German region of Isenburg.
- 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): Hk66.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 159.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4148.