Abraham Stahlmann, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Grapp. Arriving with them were Johann Friedrich Knobloch and his wife Anna Elisabeth née Stahlmann, presumed to be a daughter of Abraham Stahlmann.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Abraham Stahlmann came from the German region of Pfalz.
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- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5897.