Friedrich Vorbach, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Strelna under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.
He married widow Maria Katharina Schiebelhut. They settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 76 along with her children (Johannes, age 19; Johann Kaspar, age 16; and Johann Adam, age 11) whose surname of Schiebelhut is not recorded there.
In 1795, widower Friedrich Vorbach moved from Kutter to Beideck.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Friedrich Vorbach came from the German region of Hanau.
- 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): Bd63, Mv1481.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 494.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5002.