Sebastian Stegmann and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 September 1767 aboard the Russian galliot Strelna under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Pfeifer on 20 August 1767. Widower Sebastian Stegmann is recorded on the 1767 census of Pfeifer in Household No. 93.
Sebastian's son, Peter, is recorded on the 1798 census of Göbel (Gb26) with a note that he is working in the colony of Semenovka.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Sebastian Stegmann came from the German district of Mainz while the 1767 census records that he came from the district of Aschaffenburg (which used to belong to the Archbishopric of Mainz).
- 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): Gb26, Pf44.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 399.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4993.