Valentin Binginer, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and son Johann (age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.
Valentin settled in the Volga German colony of Frank and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 83 along with his new wife Judith.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Valentin Binginer came from the German region of Friedburg while the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Rinteln in the Frieberg [?] region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 431.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3748.