Heinrich Brandau, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Lieutenant Samuel Gibbs.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Moor on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 65.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Brandau came from the German district of Hessen while the 1767 census records that he came from the German district of Isenburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 172.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2898.