Christian David, a single stonemason, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Korsakov.
In 1788, Christian Dietel moved from Dietel to Hussenbach.
Christian David and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Dietel in Household No. Dt53.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian David came from the region of Berlin.
- 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): Dt53.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2786.