Georg Markus, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Citadel under the command of Midshipman Grigory Bukharin.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Lauwe on 19 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11 along with his new wife Magdalena.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Markus was a farmer from the German region of Ansbach while the 1767 census records that he was a cobbler (Schuhmacher) from the German village of Wiesenthau near Ansbach.
- 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): Lw12.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 39.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5271.