Matthias Reich, a farmer, and his family 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 Krasnoyar on 20 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 59.
In 1788, Zacharias Reich is living in Pokrovsk [Engels].
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Matthias Reich was a farmer. The 1767 census records that he was a Kattundrucker (an ancient classification for someone who printed on cotton cloth, most likely by hand, using designs carved on wooden blocks).
The 1767 census records that Matthias Zacharius Reich came from the German region of Nürnberg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 431.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1099.