Johann[es] Hildmann, a farmer, his wife Anna, and son Johann (age 2) 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 believed to be recorded on the list of Beauregard Recruits that accompanies the 1767 census in Household No. 98 [where he is recorded as cook (Koch)] along with a new wife, Katharina. They settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou.
In 1784, Johannes Hildmann and his family moved from Ober-Monjou to Rohleder.
In 1786, Johannes Hildmann and his family moved from Rohleder to Mariental.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann[es] Hildermann came from the German region of Mainz.
- 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): Mt27, Mv2065, Mv2429.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 368.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5470.