Jakob Stöhr, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Makkensy. The two surviving children settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767:
(1) Andreas (age 14) is recorded on the 1767 census of Dietel in Household No. 4 along with a note that he is living with the Johannes Kleemann family. The 1798 census of Kautz records him there in Household No. Kz07.
Andreas Stier is recorded on the 1811 census of Kautz in Household No. 7 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Walter in 1804.
Andreas Stier is recorded on the 1811 census of Walter in Household No. 48 along with a note that he had arrived in Walter from Kautz in 1804.
The death of Andreas Stier in 1828 is recorded on the 1834 census of Walter in Household No. 106.
(2) Margaretha (age 11) is recorded on the 1767 census of Dietel in Household No. 4 along with the Michael Stenzel family.
The 1767 census records that both Andreas and Margaretha are stepchildren of Michael Stenzel, however, Michael Stenzel's wife on the 1767 census is not the same women with whom they arrived in Oranienbaum.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Stöhr came from the German region of Hanau [probably Hanauer, like others on the same ship arriving in Oranienbaum].
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- 1811 Kautz Census (Household No. 7).
- 1811 Walter Census (Household No. 48).
- 1834 Walter Census (Household No. 106).
- 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): Kz07.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 281.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2456.