Joachim Christian Wittig, his wife Eva Maria Oswald, and daughters (Maria, age 3½; Juliana, age ¾) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 2 July 1772 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hartwig.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Pobochnaya on 4 July 1773.
They are recorded on a 1773 list of Pobochnaya settlers (No. 2).
The Wittig family is recorded on the 1798 census of Pobochnaya in Households No. Pb09 and Pb26.
- 1773 Pobochnaya Census (No. 2).
- 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): Pb09, Pb26.