Joachim Kihm, a farmer, his wife Maria, children (Anna Margaretha, age 10; Konrad, age 8; Anna Maria, age 6; Maria Elisabeth, age 3), and his mother Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Johannes under the command of Skipper Stahl.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Semenovka on 24 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1. Joachim Kihm is recorded there as the colony's mayor (Vorsteher).
The 1767 census records that Joachim Mihm came from the German village of Althausen in the Fulda region.
- 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): Se18.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 177.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6348.