Heinrich Philippsen, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Dobrinka on 15 April 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 46.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Philippsen came from the Danish village of Albek.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 325.