Andreas Starkloff, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), his wife Anna, and sons (Johann [Paul], age 18; [Johann] Karl, age 16) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 17 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 136.
In 1788, widower Andreas Starkloff moved from Katharinenstadt to Schwed.
The 1798 census of Paulskaya records Johann Paulus Starkloff from Katharinenstadt in Household No. Pl44.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Andreas Starkloff came from the German village of Raltfort in Sachsen (Saxony).
- 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): Ka021, Pl44, Sw08, Mv1193.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 305.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #7219.