August Dietrich, a button maker (Knopfmacher), his wife Butila?, and children (Edith, age 6; Katharina, age ¼) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 25 July 1766 aboard the snow-brig Maria Sophia under the command of Skipper Johann Bauer.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Frank on 1 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No 106.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that August Dietrich came from the Prussian village of Königsberg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 437.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2564.