Adam Walter, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann[es], age 22; [Johann] Heinrich, age 18; Konrad, age 14; Adam, age 6; Elisabeth, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.
Johannes Walter (age 22), his wife Elisabeth (age 40), and his siblings (Konrad, age 14; Adam, age 8) are recorded on the 1767 census of Walter in Household No. 14 along with 3 additional children, assumed to be Elisabeth's from a previous marriage [surname not recorded]: Eva Maria, age 17; Johann Jost, age 15; Anna Maria, age 12.
Sibling Johann Heinrich Walter recorded on the 1767 census of Kolb in Household No. 26 along with a note that he relocated to Norka in 1768.
The 1798 census records that Adam and Konrad Walter (from Kolb) were living in Yagodnaya Polyana (Households No. Yp51 & Yp83, respectively).
The 1767 census records that this Walter family came from the German village of Dürkheim in the Hessen-Darmstadt region.
- 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): Ko36, Yp51, Yp83.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 389, 392.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1029.