Gottlieb Gerber, a farmer, and his wife Maria Walpurgia arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 September 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.
Gottlieb Gerber and his wife Maria Walburga are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hölzel on 11 September 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 45.
Gottlieb Gerber and his wife Walpurgia are recorded on the 1798 census of Herzog in Household No. Hz32.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Gottlieb Gerber came from the German region of Bayern. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Regensburg.
- 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): Hz32.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 120.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7301.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7576-7577.