Christoph Herlein, a farmer, his wife Dorothea, and children (Cecelia, age 15; Maria Barbara, age 11; Elisabeth, age 9; Valentin, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Die Frau Dietrika under the command of Skipper Joachim Friedrich Luhn.
They are recorded on the 1798 census of Semenovka in Households No. Se47 & Se53.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christoph Herlein came from the German region of Fulda.
- 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): Se47, Se53.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6117.