Friedrich Heidemann, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Sabina, and his stepson Jakob [Dieterle] settled in the Volga German colony of Dobrinka on 29 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 31.
The 1767 census records that Friedrich Heidemann came from the German village of Fledang in the Mecklenburg region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 322.