Johann Ackermann, a farmer, his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax. Maria Katharina Ackermann (age 13) is recorded on the 1767 list of Beauregard recruits in Household No. 73 along with Johannes Rüchmesser and his family.
The 1798 census of Luzern records Maria Katharina Ackermann in Household No. Lz21.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Luzern. The Beauregard list records that Maria Katharina Ackermann came from the German village of Waldeck.
- 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): Lz21.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 363.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5478.