Bartel Kämmerer, his wife Katharina, and his brother Peter arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 May 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Leichtling on 14 May 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Households No. 16 & 17.
In 1788, Philipp Kämmerer moved from Leichtling to Volmer. In 1789, Bartel Kämmerer moved from Leichtling to Kamenka. In 1792, Nikolaus Kämmerer moved from Leichtling to Köhler.
The 1834 census of Volmer records that Heinrich & Nikolaus Kämmerer moved from Volmer to Schuck in 1824.
The 1767 census records that Peter & Bartel Kämmerer came from the German village of Seligenstadt in the region of Mainz.
- 1834 Census of Volmer (#98).
- 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): Km018, Kl89, Lg17, Lg19, Vm26, Mv1533; Mv1534; Mv1540.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 54 & 55.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #552.