Johann Lemrich, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Vergelte Weintraube under the command of Skipper Anderson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Keller on 11 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 57 along with Michael Kastell (age 11).
The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Kastell and Lemrich families.
The 1767 census records that Johann Lemrich came from the German village of Sponsheim in the Kurpfalz region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 353.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #766.