Sebastian Böhmer and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Malinkov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 32.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Sebastian Böhmer was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a weaver (Weber).
The 1767 census records that Sebastian Böhmer came from the German village of Mettenheim in the Württemberg area.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 291.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2801.