Joseph Steinbach, a saddle maker (Sattler), and his wife Anna Maria Walter arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the pink Cargo under the command of Lieutenant Moses Davydov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 79.
The widow and children of Joseph Steinbach [under surname Steinbein (sic)] are recorded on the 1798 census of Köhler in Household No. Kl04.
Wilbad Steinbach and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Köhler in Household No. 97.
The death of Wilbad Steinbach in 1836 is recorded on the 1850 census of Köhler in Household No. 143.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Joseph Steinbach came from the German region of Fulda.
- 1834 Köhler Census (Household No. 97).
- 1850 Köhler Census (Households No. 143, 144, 178).
- 1857 Köhler Census (Households No. 148, 149, 185).
- 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): Kl04.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 379.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4188.