Andreas Löffler, a tailor (Schneider) from Hillmershausen [sic] [Helmarshausen?], & Anna Margar. Müller from Hillmershausen were married on 17 May 1766 in Pastor Möllraht's house in Lübeck. The marriage is recorded in the parish register of St. Jacob's Lutheran Church in Lübeck.
Andreas Löffler and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian ship under the command of Lieutenant Ilyin.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 42.
Andreas Lefler and his family are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 120.
Andreas Lefler and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Grimm in Household No. Gm115 along with a note that his son Christian Ernst Lefler is working in the colony of Göbel.
Descendants of Andreas Lefler are recorded on the 1834 census of Grimm in Households No. 97, 107, & 193.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that he was a tailor while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker).
Both documents record that Andreas Löffler came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 120).
- 1834 Grimm Census (Households No. 97, 107, 193).
- 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): Gm115.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #220.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 78.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2742.