There are two Walter families that settled in the Volga German colony of Göbel on 20 August 1767. They arrived together from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott. The relationship between these two families is recorded on neither the Oranienbaum passenger list nor the 1767 census.
(1) Hartmann Walter, a farmer, his wife Gertrude [Fuchs], and son Anton (age 8) arrived in Oranienbaum. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Göbel in Household No. 3.
(2) Heinrich Walter, a farmer, his wife Julianna, and children (Johann, age 19; Konrad, age 17; Philipp, age 11; Margaretha, age 8; Charlotta, age 5; Hartmann, age 3) arrived in Oranienbaum. They are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 8 along with a new wife Appolonia.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that both of these Walter families came from the German region of Isenburg. The 1767 census records that both of these Walter families came from the German village of Schlierbach.
- 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): Gb13, Gb17, Gb58.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 38, 39.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3757, #3758.