Johann Reinhard Koch and his wife arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Müller on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 31.
Before 1798, Johannes Koch moved from Müller to Norka (Nr004).
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Reinhard Koch is a carpenter while the 1767 census records that he was a miller (Müller).
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Reinhard Koch came from the German district of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that he came from Alsfeld.
- 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): Ml08, Ml11, Ml32, Nr004.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 182.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3871.