Peter Krotter, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the hooker Anna Catharina under the command of Skipper Adolph Scharpenberg.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dehler on 26 July 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 25.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Krotter came from the German region of Kölln while the 1767 census records that he came from the village of Kotikam Perschle in Flanders, a Dutch-speaking region in northern Belgium.
- 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): Dl04, Dl34.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 272.