Johannes [Michael] Gossmann, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov.
Anna died, and Michael settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 19 August 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 124.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Gossmann came from the German village of Urbach in the Kurmainz region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 240.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2362.