Paul Friedrich Altmann, a mason (Maurer), his wife Gertruda, and daughter Wipka (age 9) settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 105 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Nieder-Monjou in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Paul Friedrich Altmann came from the German village of Heide.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 299.