Heinrich Bork, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Bangert on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.
Johann Philipp Bork and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Bangert in Household No. Bg22.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Bork came from the German village of Möttau in the Nassau-Weilburg region.
Some documents have translated this surname to be Burg or Borg.
- 1834 Bangert Census (Households No. 6, 17).
- 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): Bg22.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 108.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3403.