Widower Anton Diehl and his children arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Johann Joachim Janson. They are recorded on the 1767 Beauregard recruiter list in Household No. 79 with a note that they relocated to the colony of Zug in 1768.
Anthon Diehl and his children (Anna Catharina, age 13; Jacob, age 9) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
In 1784, Jakob Diehl and his family moved from Luzern to Zug.
The Beauregard list records that Anton Diehl came from the German village of Neustadt in the Mainz region.
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