Burghard Diehl, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and son Konrad (age 3) 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.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 23 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Househld No. 79.
Son Konrad is recorded on the 1798 census of Paulskaya in Household No. Pl68.
Philipp Diehl from Kaneau is recorded on the 1798 census of Paulskaya in Household No. Pl43.
Peter Diehl from Kaneau is recorded on the 1798 census of Biberstein in Household No. Bb35.
Heinrich Diehl from Kaneau is recorded on the 1798 census of Schaffhausen in Household No. Sh43.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Burghard Diehl came from the German region of Nassau. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Wendelfeld [?] in the Nassau region.
- 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): Bb35, Pl43, Pl68, Sh43.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 261.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5409.