Johann [Gottlieb] Strauch, his wife Charlotta [Engelmann], and children (Nikolaus, age 6; Maria, age 5; Karl, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 23 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 145.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Strauch was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a cobbler (Schuhmacher).
The 1767 census records that Johann Gottlieb Strauch came from the German village of Calau near Dresden in Sachsen (Saxony) and that Charlotta Engelmann came from the German village of Waren in the Mecklenburg region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 307.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4494.