Georg David Dietz from Erbach and his wife Angelika immigrated first to the colony of Julianenebene in Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1761.
In February 1764, they joined the migration to Russia. David and his son (also Georg David) settled in the Volga German colony of Shcherbakovka on 15 June 1765 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 5 (father) and No. 6 (son).
In 1796, David Dietz and his family moved from Shcherbakovka to Kratzke.
- Colonists on the Volga from Denmark (Gerhard Lang).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob Eichhorn, & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Steinmeier, 2012): 380.
- 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): Kr25, Mv2792.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 246.