Adam Köhler, a velvet weaver (Samtweber), and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Nord Stern under the command of Skipper Detlev Belling.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 93 along with the single man Tobias Weber (age 28). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Köhler and Weber families.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Adam Köhler came from the German town of Frankfurt am Main.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 335.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5279.