The following baptisms for the children of Balthasar and Anna Dietz from Oberreichenbach are recorded in the parish records of nearby Unterreichenbach: (1) Anna Eva, 9 October 1750; (2) Anna Catharina, 16 December 1751; (3) Jacob, 23 January 1754; and (4) Lorenz, 22 May 1759.
The family immigrated to Russia, arriving at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 from Lübeck. They arrived in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767.
Balthasar Dietz has remarried to Elisabeth, the widow of Christoph Kopf, by the time of the 1767 Census of Huck where they are recorded in Household No. 45.
- 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): Hk28.
- Parish records of Unterreichenbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 151.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3123.