Johann Philipp Herdt, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 23 along with his new wife Elisabeth.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Philipp Herdt was a cobbler while the 1767 census records that he was a blacksmith (Schmied).
The 1767 census records that Philipp Herdt came from the German village of Pawlagua [?] in the Hanau region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 399.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3730.