[Johann] Peter Dörr, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Midshipman Mankensey.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 18 June 1767 where he is recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 41 (errantly under the surname of Deckmann) along with his sister and her husband, Just Bender. A note on the 1767 census records that Peter Dörr relocated to the colony of Anton in 1768, and he is recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. An36.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Dörr came from the German region of Hanau.
Research by Wayne Bonner has revealed that Peter Dörr is the son of Stephan Dörr from the German village of Hüttengesäß.
- 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): An36.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 83.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1209.