Wilhelm Luhm, a button maker (Knopfmacher), his wife Margaretha, and daughters (Philippina, age 11; Dorothea, age 8-weeks) are recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Houshoeld No. 123. They had settled there on 17 August 1767.
The 1767 census records that Wilhelm Luhm came from the German town of Berlin in the Brandenburg region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 302.