Widow Anna Holzmeier and her sons arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Siebe Heinrichson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dehler on 26 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 50 (with Anna recorded as Margaretha).
The 1767 census records that Margaretha Holzmeier came from the German village of Selzen in the Kurpfalz region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 277.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3588.