Johann Diehl, a farmer, his wife Eva, and children (Elisabeth, age 18; Johann, age 16; Christoph, age 12; Georg, age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Father Johann Diehl died, and the remainder of his family settled in the Volga German colony of Reinwald on 24 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 60.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Diehl came from the German region of Riedesel. The 1767 census records that Katharina Diehl came from the German village of Rippel in the Lauterbach region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 46.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1659.