Widow Maria Specht and her sons (Johann [Gottfried], age 21; Gottlieb, age 15) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou where Gottlieb is recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 16 along with his stepfather Johann Sibelius and a note that they resettled to the colony of Biberstein in 1768.
In 1788, Gottfried Specht and his family moved from Rosenheim to Nieder-Monjou.
The 1798 census of Biberstein records Gottlieb Specht and his family in Household No. Bb12.
The 1798 census of Nieder-Monjou records Gottfried Specht and his family in Household No. Nm19.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Maria Specht came from the German region of Zerbst.
- 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): Bb12, Nm12, Nm19, Mv2455.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 188.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4341.