Jakob Rexius, a farmer, his wife Margaretha, and children (Dorothea, age 25; Johann [Michael], age 20; Philipp, age 4; Katharina, age ¼) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Dyodorov.
Surviving son Johann Michael settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 22 along with his new wife Elisabeth.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that this Rexius family came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 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): Kf52.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 399.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #2419.