Andreas Dienst and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the hooker Anna Catharina under the command of Skipper Adolph Scharpenberg.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 15 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 86. A note on the 1767 census records that the family relocated to the colony of Warenburg in 1768.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Andreas Dienst is a farmer while the 1767 census records that he is a baker (Bäcker).
The 1767 census records that Andreas Dienst came from the German village of Flörsheim in the Kurmainz.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 428.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #861.