Johann Samuel Walter, a single chimney sweep (Schornsteinfeger), settled in the Volga German colony of Dinkel on 12 May 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 56 along with a note that he was working as a day-laborer (Lohnarbeiter) in the household of Friedrich Lippmann.
The 1767 census records that Johann Samuel Walter came from the German village of Weisel [?] in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 311.