Georg Fried, a farmer/vintner, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 May 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Catharina under the command of Skipper Daniel Geier. Georg's wife died and he remarried to widow Fenizidas Bittner.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 73.
The 1798 census of Luzern records Georg Fried from Kaneau living in Household No. Lz22.
The 1767 census records that Georg Fried came from the German village of Rechtenburg.