Johann Heinrich Strauch, a single painter (Kunstmaler), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Fyodor Fyodorov.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 28 along with his new wife Katharina.
The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Strauch came from the city of Leipzig in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 301.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7171.