Michael Resch and his wife Susanna Barbara arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Johann Hermann Anderson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 96.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Resch was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a hunter (Jäger).
In 1798, Thomas Resch moved from Preuss to Brabander.
The 1767 census records that Michael Resch came from the German village of Vinsberg near Würzburg.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bn26, Mv2375.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 430.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6622.