Kaspar Ammon [sic] and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
They are recorded in 1767 on a Beauregard list of recruits in Household No. 49 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Luzern in 1768.
In 1783, Jakob Auman moved from Luzern to Wittmann.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Kaspar Ammon was a carpenter from the German region of Bamberg. The 1767 Beauregard list records that he was a farmer from the German village of Buchfeld in the Bamberg region.
- 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): Lz10, Lz18, Wm02, Mv1607.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 359.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4583.