Balthasar Thielmann, his wife Anna, and children (Maria, age 7; Michael, age 4; Christian, age 2; Johann, age 6-weeks) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
It appears that Balthasar's wife and children died. He is recorded [erroneously with surname Bielmann] in Household No. 34 on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya along with a new wife Margaretha.
In 1771, Balthasar Thielmann and his family moved from Kind to Schaffhausen.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Balthasar Thielmann came from the German village of Schönberg.
- 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): Mv1269.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 358.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5369.