Adam Walter, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.
They surviving children settled in the Volga German colony of Kolb on 13 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 14 & 26. Johann Heinrich Walter, recorded on the 1767 census of Kolb in Household No. 26, relocated to Norka in 1768.
The 1798 census records that Adam and Konrad Walter (from Kolb) were living in Yagodnaya Polyana (Households No. Yp51 & Yp83, respectively).
The 1767 census records that this Walter family came from the German village of Dürkheim in the Hessen-Darmstadt region.
- 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): Ko36, Yp51, Yp83.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 389, 392.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1029.