Johannes Dinkel, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Pfeifer on 15 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19 along with his new wife and 1-week-old son.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johannes Dinkel was a student from Austria. The 1767 census records that he was a farmer from the village of Posda [?] in Switzerland.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 382.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2430.