Johann Pauly, a single cobbler (Schuhmacher), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Engel Rafail under the command of Skipper Konstadt.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Urbach on 3 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that he came from the German region of Nassau while the 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 278.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3467.