Johann Kofent, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of the Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
They arrived in the colony of Beauregard on 3 August 1767 where they are recorded on the appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 20. They relocated to the colony of Cäsarsfeld in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Johann Kofent came from the German village of Erlach in the Brandenburg region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 208.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4515.