Johann Dietrich Kaiser, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), his wife Anna Barbara, and children (Jakob Friedrich, age 10; Klara Margaretha, age 6; Johann, age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the galliot Der Jan under the command of Skipper Markus Dragun.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 166.
In 1798, Johann Dietrich Kaiser moved from Warenburg to Laub.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Dietrich Kaiser came from the German region of Pfalz. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Harstein in the Kurpfalz region.
- 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): Lb04, Wr044, Mv3005.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 346.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5652.