Dietel / Tittel
Gottlieb Dietel 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 Korsakov.
His wife and son died after arrival in Russia. Gottlieb settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with his new wife, Maria Katharina. [The 1767 census records his name as Christian Gottfried.] A note on the 1767 census indicates that Christian Dietel is serving as the colony's mayor (Vorsteher), and it is after him that the colony was named.
In 1788, son Christian Dietel moved from Dietel to Hussenbach.
The 1767 census records that Christian Gottfried Dietel came from the German village of Bautzen in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- 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): Fk063, Hs036, Mv0389.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 279.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2788.