Johann Asmus, his wife Elisabeth, children (Johann Konrad, age 5; Anna Sophia, age 3), and mother-in-law Anna Katharina [surname not recorded] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the galliot Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 71.
The 1798 census of Walter (Household No. Wt036 records that Johann Georg Asmus is working in the neighboring colony of Norka.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Asmus was a farmer from the German region of Darmstadt while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker) from the German village of Wahlshausen in the region of Hessen-Darmstadt.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Wt036.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 311.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6304.