Konrad Ordner, a farmer, his wife Eva, and children (Elisabeth, age 13; Sebastian, age 10; Johann [Georg], age 8; Philipp, age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Trusov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 23.
The 1798 census of Dietel records Sebastian Ordner in Household No. Dt69 and Georg Ordner in Household No. Dt01.
The death of Sebastian Ordner in 1824 is recorded on the 1834 census of Dietel in Household No. 110. Georg Ordner and his family are recorded there in Household No. 13.
The 1767 census records that Konrad Ordner came from the German village of Petersberg in the Kurpfalz region.
- 1834 Dietel Census (Households No. 13, 110).
- 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): Dt01, Dt69.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 288.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2472.