Erasmus Döll, from Altenschlirf, married Elisabetha Catharina Kunckel, daughter of Johann Conrad Kunkel from Heckenbergheim, on 10 May 1740. They had 7 children according to the Heckenbergheim parish records: (1) Anna Maria, born 22 March 1741; (2) Johann Heinrich, born 3 October 1743; (3) Christian, born 25 January 1746; (4) Johannes, born 2 February 1749; (5) Anna Elisabeth, born 12 February 1751; (6) Johann Heinrich, born 2 April 1754; and (7) Johann Heinrich, born 25 February 1759.
Asmus Thiel [sic], a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Die Frau Dietrika under the command of Skipper Joachim Friedrich Luhn.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 34, 35, & 36.
The 1767 census records that the Thiel [sic] family came from the German village of Höhenbergheim in the region of Hanau.
Many translations record this surname as Thiel or Diehl, but it appears to have originally been Döll.
- 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): Wt019, Wt020, Wt021, Wt078, Wt094.
- Parish records of Heckenbergheim.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 302, 303.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6063.