[Heinrich] Martin Meder, a single farmer from Saxony, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian ship under the command of Lieutenant Samuel Gibbs.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Holstein on 7 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 43 along with his new wife Anna Maria.
In 1794 [sic], Johann Peter Meder left Dönhof.
In 1795 [sic], Heinrich Martin Meder and his family moved from Holstein to Dönhof.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Martin Meder came from the German village of Langenstein in Sachsen (Saxony).
- 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): Dh027, Dh107, Mv0502, Mv0915.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 136.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2894.