Philip Wagner, son of Anton Wagner from Calbach, & Anna Maria [surname not recorded], adopted daughter of Conrad Reuther from Lieblos, were married on 15 April 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.
Philipp Wagner, a farmer, his wife Anna [Maria], and brother Johann [Adam] (age 18) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian ship under the command of Lieutenant Ilyin.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 79 and 80.
The 1798 census of Kutter records in Household No. Kt45 that Adam Wagner is serving as a schoolteacher in Messer.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Philipp Wagner came from the German region of Isenburg.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kt45, Kt46.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #534.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 495.