The parish register of Mettenheim records that Johann Friedrich Knobloch, a glazier (Glaser), went to Dietel.
Johann [Friedrich] Knobloch, a farmer, and his wife Anna [Elisabeth Stalhmann] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Grapp.
They are recorded on the Transport List from Oranienbaum to the Volga German region.
Records in Sarepta record three children born in Dietel: (1) Georg Friedrich, born 8 April 1771; (2) Johannes, born 22 August 1773; and (3) Johann Wendel, born 19 November 1781.
The movement tables of the 1798 census record that Friedrich Knobloch and his family moved from Dietel to Sarepta in 1796. However, records in Sarepta record that Friedrich Knobloch received authorization to move to Sarepta on 5 August 1788 and arrived in Sarepta on 24 January 1789 from Dietel.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Knobloch came from the German region of Pfalz. Notes from Karl Stumpp added to the publication of the 1767 census of Dietel record that Joh. Friedrich Knobloch came from the German region of Waltenberg.
- 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): Mv0427.
- 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): #6321-6322.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) : Origins and Destinations (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1241.
- Parish records of Sarepta.
- Parish register of Mettenheim (LDS Film No. 1442055).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 296.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5896.
Research in Sarepta from Karl Becker.