Johann Schwemmler, a farmer, and his daughter Johanna Elisabeth (age 12) are recorded on the 1767 census of Laub in Household No. 64 along with a note that his wife had died back in Holstein [Germany] and that he relocated to the colony of Dinkel in 1768.
Johann Schwemmler and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Dinkel in Household No. Dn09.
The 1767 census records that Johann Schwimmler came from the German village of Erschten Hellbrun [?] in the region of Holstein.
- 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): Dn09.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 35.