[Johann] Gottfried Koch and his wife Christina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Gottfried settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 7 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with his new wife Johanna.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Gottfried Koch was a miller while the 1767 census records that he was a Prussian Sergeant.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann Gottfried Koch came from the German region of Dessau.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 139.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1400.