Johann Philipp Vorath, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Engel Rafail under the command of Skipper Konstadt.
Their children settled in the Volga German colony of Laub on 15 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 67.
The 1798 census of Dinkel records that Karl Vorath is living in Household No. Dn12.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Vorath and his siblings came from the German village of Krusenfelde in the region of Mecklenburg.
- 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): Lb39, Dn12.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 36.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3502.