Johann Wilhelm Diesner, an innkeeper (Schankwirt), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Holstein on 26 May 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.
In 1785, Friedrich Deisner moved from Holstein to Dobrinka.
The 1767 census records that Johann Wilhelm Diesner came from the German village of Raibach in the Darmstadt 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): Db54, Mv0897.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 127.