Anton Diehl, his wife Maria, and children (Katharina, age 12; Christian, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the Skipper Jakob Bauer.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Schwab on 8 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 16.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anton Diehl was a stonemason from the German region of Friedeburg. The 1767 census records that he was a farmer from the German village of Rodenbach.
- 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): Sb22.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 130.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2637.