Johannes Koch (age 25) from Fauerbach (bei Nidda) married 3 July 1766 in Büdingen to Elisabeth Koch (age 23) from Eichelsdorf.
They arrived at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766.
They arrived in Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 18 along with his brother Johannes Peter.
- Eichelsdorfer Auswanderer an der Wolga (in German) - no longer available online
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): 100.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 177.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 412.