Johann Dietrich, a farmer, and his wife Anna 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.
Jacob Dittrich and his wife Anna Elisabeth are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Jakob Dietrich, a farmer, his wife Anna, and son Johann (age 9-months) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 15 along with orphan Karolina Dorothea Hillebich. They had settled there on 3 August 1767. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Dietrich and Hillebich families.
In 1780, Jakob Dietrich was exiled. His wife moved to Zürich and remarried there.
Three sons of Jakob Dietrich are recorded on the 1798 census of Kind along with a note that Johann Friedrich Dietrich was working in Nieder-Monjou and Johann Wilhelm Dietrich was working in Näb.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Dietrich came from the German region of Runkel.
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