Rudolf Krüger [sic], a farmer, his wife Johanna, and children (Gottfried, age 16; Christoph, age 14; Maria, age 12) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Mann und Frau under the command of Skipper Daniel Berg.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 5 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 74 along with a note that wife Johanna died there on 20 August 1767.
The 1767 census records that Rudolph Krieger [sic] came from the German village of Oranienbaum in the Dessau region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 211.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1080.