Dietrich Hamburg and his family came from Gelnhaar. He, his wife Maria Catharina, and their children Johann (and his wife Julianna), Philipp (age 16), and Elisabeth (age 12) arrived in the port at Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766. Dietrich and his wife evidently died in route to Walter, because the children arrived there without them on 10 September 1767. The children and Johann's wife Julianna are listed in Walter on the 1767 Census in Household No. 89.
In some records the surname appears as Homburg.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Hs096, Wt031, Wt079.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 315.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 383 & 385.