Nathaniel [sic] Hildmann, his wife Ottilia, and children (Johann, age 16; Anna Katharina, age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the hooker Die Jungfer Dietrika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm.
Johann Adam [sic] Hildmann and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Hildmann on 20 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 44 along with Johann Adam's new wife Katharina.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Nathaniel [sic] Hildmann was a blacksmith while the 1767 census records that Johann Adam [sic] was a farmer.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that the Hildmann family came from the German region of Fulda.
- 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): Hd22.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 107.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5758.