Johannes Thielemann, a farmer, his wife Gertrude Elisabeth, and children (Anton Heinrich, age 17; Anna Elisabeth, age 11; Dorothea, age 7) settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 22 September 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 217.
Johannes Thielemann, his wife Gertruda Elisabeth, and daughter Elisabeth (age 15) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 133 along with their son Anton (age 24), his wife Katharina (age 19), and granddaughter Katharina Elisabeth (age 1).
The 1767 census records that Johannes Thielemann came from the German district of Hessen.
- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 133).
- 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): Nr140.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 288.