Wilhelm Lind, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Mathias under the command of Skipper David Wollert.
Wilhelm died after they arrived in Russia. His widow, Anna Elisabeth, remarried to Johannes Strauch. [See Strauch Family.]
The combined Strauch / Lind family settled in the Volga German colony of Dönhof on 18 June 1767. Johannes Strauch, a farmer, his wife Anna Elisabeth, and Lind stepchildren (Johannes, age 16; Johann Peter, age 11; Anna Katharina, age 8; Anna Ursula, age 6) are recorded on the 1767 census of Dönhof in Household No. 61.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Wilhelm Lind came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 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): Dh030, Dh056.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 357.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1865.