Martin Dehler, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Nikolaus Peter Pink.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Cäsarsfeld on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 6 along with orphan Gottlieb Albrecht (age 7). The Dehler and Albrecht families had disembarked from the same ship in Oranienbau, but the 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Dehler and Albrecht families.
The 1767 census records that Martin Daniel Dehler came from the German village of Schinalitsch [?] in the region of Zerbst.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 245.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4368.