Thomas Stetter, a butcher (Fleischer), and his wife Anna settled in the Volga German colony of Hölzel on 11 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 55.
An unnamed [orphaned?] Stetter boy is recorded on the 1798 census of Volmer in Household No. Vm01 along with the Brost family. The 1798 census does not record a relationship between the Brost and Stetter families.
The 1767 census records that Thomas Stetter came from the Austrian [valley] of Pustertal in the Tirol 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): Vm01.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 122.