Johannes Lorey, a farmer, his wife Anna, and [step-]daughter Magdalena [Werth] (age 15) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Johann Joachim Janson.
Johann[es] Lorey, his wife Anna Utilia, and [step-]daughter Anna Magdalena [Werth] (age 12½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Widower Johannes Lorey, a farmer, is recorded on the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 92. He had settled in Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767.
Orphan Magdalena Werth (age 16) is recorded on the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 92.
The 1767 census records that Magdalena Werth came from the German region of Isenburg.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Werth family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 204.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3983.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6221.