Philipp Durban and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the Russian boat Neton-Men under the command of Midshipman Emelyan Lozhnikov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Husaren on 6 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 33.
The 1798 census of Husaren reports in Household No. Hn03 that Philipp Durban is working as a weaver in Kamenka.
They 1767 census records that Philipp Durban came from the village of Bouillon in France.
Some translations of this surname errantly record it as Durbak and Dorbau.
- 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): Hn02, Hn03.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 171.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2243.