Friedrich Ludwig Walter, a tailor (Schneider), and his wife Anna Dorothea settled in the Volga German colony of Merkel on 28 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 27.
The 1767 census records that Friedrich Ludwig Walter came from the German village of Lütjenburg in Holstein.
There are no known surviving male descendants of this Walter family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 125.