Johann Detlev Weissbrot and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Vergelte Weintraube under the command of Skipper Anderson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dinkel on 12 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 23.
The 1798 census records Johann Heinrich Weisbrod in Straub in Household No. Sr17.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Detlev Weissbrot was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a tailor (Schneider).
The 1767 census records that Johann Detlev came from the German town of Kiel in the Holstein 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): Dn18, Sr17.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 303.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #828.