Sebastian Meloder, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 19 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 42.
The 1767 census records that Sebastian Meloder came from the German village of Aschalwitz in the Böhmen district.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 70.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5816.