Johann [Adam] Amrein, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hildmann on 20 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30 along with the widow Katharina Kern. There is no relationship recorded between the Amrein and Kern families.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Amrein came from the German region of Mainz. The 1767 census records that Adam Amrein came from the German village of Aschaffenburg.
- 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): Hd20.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 104.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3687.