Johann Walter, a farmer, his wife Christina, daughter Maria (age ½), and stepdaughter Katharina [surname not recorded] (age 15) are recorded on the 1767 census of Dinkel in Household No. 11. They had settled there on 12 July 1767.
The 1767 census records that Johann Walter came from the German village of Wolfhagen in the Hessen-Kassel region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 300.