Peter Christoph Dönhof, a single weaver (Tuchweber), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.
He is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 19 along with his new wife, Maria, and a note recording that they settled in the Volga German colony of Zürich in 1768.
The 1798 census of Nieder-Monjou records Christoph Dönhof from Zürich living in Household No. Nm42.
The 1767 census records that Peter Christian [sic] Dönhof came from the German village of Kettwig.
- 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): Nm42.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 198.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6831.