Friedrich Asmus, a farmer, immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1762. He joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Holstein on 24 June 1765. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 16 along with his family and a note that they relocated to the colony of Dobrinka in 1768.
In 1788, Friedrich Asmus and his family moved from Holstein to Grimm.
The Eichhorn research records that Friedrich Asmus "probably" came from the German village of Moorsee bei Kiel in the Holstein region. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Digouste.
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-39.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Gm171, Mv0902.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 129.