Jakob Stephan, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and daughter Maria (age 2-months) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard galliot Adler under the command of Skipper Paul Adolph Drath.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dinkel on 27 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 36.
In 1795, widower Jakob Stephan moved from Dinkel to Stahl am Tarlyk.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Stephan came from the German village of Klinstadt [?] in the Holstein region.
- 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): St26, Mv0441.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 306.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #702.