There are two Dietz families that settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767. They all arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the galliot Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.
(1) Elisabeth Dietz and her children Johann Jakob, Johann Konrad, Elisabeth arrived together in Oranienbaum. Johann Jakob and his family are recorded on the 1767 census of Walter in Household No. 68. Johann Konrad is recorded on the 1767 census of Walter in Household No. 66.
(2) Johann Martin Dietz and his family are recorded on the 1767 census of Walter in Household No. 93.
The widow of Jakob Dietz of Walter is recorded on the 1798 census of Kolb in Household No. Ko33.
The 1767 census of Walter records that these Dietz families came from the German village of Zell-Romrod in the district of Hessen-Darmstadt.
- 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): Ko33, Wt002, Wt003, Wt038.
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): 7359-7362.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 310, 316.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6298, #6300.