Dominikus [sic] Mathien, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the Russian galliot Catharina Eleonora under the command of Skipper Röder.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 10 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.
The 1767 census records that Dominik Mathien came from the village of Stassburg in France.
There do not appear to be any surviving male descendants of the Mathien family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 361.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #251.