Andreas Urban, a farmer, and his wife Agnes arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Malinkov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767, and he is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 37 along with his new wife Regina Friederika, the widow of Ludwig Stieber.
The 1767 census records that Andreas Urban came from the German village of Merzwald in the Alsace region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 293.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2803.