Heinrich Friedrich, a farmer, his wife Eva, and son Johann (age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Frei Gebruder under the command of Skipper Minzberger.
Heinrich Fridrich [sic], his wife Eva, and son Johann (age 9½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Heinrich Friedrich, his wife Eva, and son Johann (age 12) settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 19 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 52.
There is a Johann Friedrich (age 39) from Lauwe recorded on the 1798 census of Seelmann in Household No. Sm26. It is possible that he is the son of the above recorded Heinrich Friedrich.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Friedrich came from the German village of Burgkunstadt in the Bamberg region.
- 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): Sm26.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 72.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5778.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6485-6487.