Johann Heinrich Wachtmeister, a farmer, and his wife, Barbara Elisabeth, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Strelna under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on 20 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 74.
The 1798 census of Pfeifer records the children of Johann Heinrich Wachtmeister in Household No. Pf29.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that they came from the German district of Meiningen.
- 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): Pf29.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 395.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4938.