Andreas Kolb, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Kolb on 13 May 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with a note that he is serving as the colony's mayor (Vorsteher). Recorded in the same household are orphans Christian Adam and Anna Maria Pfeifer.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Andreas Kolb was a miller while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker).
The 1767 census records that Andreas Kolb came from the German village of Rüsselsheim in the Hessenburg area.
- 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): Ko22.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 385.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1012.