Georg Dittenbier [sic], a farmer, his wife Magdalena, and children (Jakob, age 10; Maria, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Wiebe Heinrichson.
Son Jakob Dittenberger [sic] (age 10¼) and his sister Anna Margaretha [sic] (age 9) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Jacob Dittenberg (age 13) and his sister Anna Margaretha (age 10) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kukus in Household No. 50 along with the Wilhelm Kloss family. They had settled in Kukkus on 26 June 1767. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Dittenberg and Kloss families.
The death of Jakob Dittenberg in 1821 is recorded on the 1834 census of Kukkus in Household No. 23.
The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Tanhalzen near Braunfels.
- 1834 Kukkus Census (Household No. 7, 23, 76).
- 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): Kk04.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 473.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3584.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2320-2321.