Wilhelm Hartmann, a single weaver (Tuchweber), 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.
He is recorded in Household No. 160 on a list of Beauregard recruits that is attached to the 1767 census. He settled in the Volga German colony of Kind.
In 1780, Wilhelm Hartmann left Kind.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Wilhelm Hartmann came from the German village of Kettwig.
- 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): Mv1285.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 380.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5509.