Johann Philipp Vorath, a farmer, his wife Margaretha Dorothea, and children (Margaretha Dorothea, age 25; Katharina Maria, age 23; Hans, age 22; Katharina Maria, age 20; Katharina Elisabeth, age 13; Johann Karl, age 5½; Christina, age 3½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Engel Rafail under the command of Skipper Konstadt along with Katharina (age ¾) who is believed to be the daughter of Katharina Maria.
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.
Johannes Vorath and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Laub in Household No. Lb39.
The 1798 census of Dinkel records that Karl Vorath is living in Household No. Dn12.
The death of Karl Vorath in 1822 is recorded on the 1834 census of Dinkel in Household No. 60.
Johann Georg Vorath, son of Karl Vorath, and his family are recorded on the 1850 census of Dinkel in Household No. 100.
Johann Georg Vorath and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Dinkel in Household No. 104.
Jakob Friedrich Vorath, son of Karl Vorath, and his family are recorded on the 1850 census of Dinkel in Household No. 101.
Jakob Friedrich Vorath and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Dinkel in Household No. 105.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Vorath and his siblings came from the German village of Krusenfelde in the region of Mecklenburg.
- 1834 Dinkel Census (Household No. 60).
- 1850 Dinkel Census (Households No. 100, 101).
- 1857 Dinkel Census (Households No. 104, 105).
- 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.