Heinrich Köhler, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Johann Konrad, age 19; Anna Margaretha, age 16; Konrad [Helwig?], age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft where son Helwig is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Kf65.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Köhler came from the German region of Isenburg.
- 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): Kf65.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4052.