Matthias Dieterle, his wife Katharina Sabina, and their son Jakob Heinrich immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1761. They settled first in the Danish colony of Fuchskuhle and later in the colony of Friderichsanbau. Matthias died in 1763 or 1764. His widow remarried to Johannes Herbach in 1764.
The Herbach/Dieterle family immigrated to Russia. At some point during the journey, Johannes Herbach died, and Sabina remarried to Friedrich Heidemann, a craftsman (Handwerker) from the village of Fledang [?] in the German region of Mecklenburg. They settled in the Volga German colony of Dobrinka on 29 July 1765 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 31 along with her son Jakob Dieterle.
The 1798 census of Dobrinka records Jakob Dieterle in Household No. Db19.
Research by the Eichhorns records that Matthias Dieterle came from the Klosteramt [monastery] of Maulbronn in Württemberg.
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-273.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Db19.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 322.