Johann Friedrich Elenberger, a single hunter (Jäger), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Vergelte Weintraube under the command of Skipper Anderson.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Dinkel on 12 May 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 55 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Bangert in 1768.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Friedrich Elenberger came from the German district of Schleswig-Holstein. The 1767 census records that he came from St. Petersburg, but that his father was from the German district of Holstein.
- 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): Bg25.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 311.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #825.