Johann [Georg] Dermer, his wife Elisabeth, and sons (Johann Heinrich, age 15; Johann, age 13; Konrad Johann, age 8; Konrad, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Moor on 18 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 48.
In 1791, Georg Dermer and his family moved from Moor to Laub.
The 1798 census of Moor records Konrad Dermer from Moor in Household No. Jo10 and Abraham Dermer from Moor in Household No. Jo43. The 1834 census of Straub records this same Abraham Dermer in Household No. 55.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Dermer was a farmer from the German region of Isenburg. The 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker) from the Isenburg 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): Jo10, Jo43, Lb21, Mo06, Mv1780.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 168.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #1637.