Johann Wilhelm Sittner and Anna Maria Jäger, daughter of Christian Jäger, were married in Büdingen on 19 November 1748. The baptisms of seven of their children are recorded in the Büdingen parish records: (1) Johann Georg, 13 April 1749; (2) Catharina Elisabetha, 24 January 1751; (3) Johannes, 24 December 1752; (4) Johann Heinrich, 17 August 1755; (5) Maria Catharina, 6 October 1757; (6) Johann Philipp, 10 August 1760; and (7) Heinrich, November 1761.
Johann Wilhelm, Anna Maria, Johann Georg, Johannes, and Maria Catharina arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766. Anna Maria and Johann Georg must have died at some point between their arrival in Russia and reaching the Volga German colonies. The surviving family members, along with Georg’s new wife Kuniginde (Götz) and her mother, settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 7 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census of Huck in Household No. 40.
In 1794, Adam Sittner moved from Huck to Dinkel.
Descendants of this family also lived in Ernestinendorf, Nieder-Monjou, Norka, and Brunnental.
- 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): Dn23, Hk36, Hk41, Hk81, Mv0983.
- Parish records of Büdingen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 150.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 210.