Melchior Ott, a farmer, and his wife Anna Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 September 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Strelna under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there along with their new-born son on the 1767 census in Household No. 128.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Melchior Ott came from the German district of Hessen.
The Norka website reports that Melchior Ott came from the German village of Radmühl.
- Norka website (online)
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 263.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4974.