Gabriel Weinmeister, a single farmer, arrived from Reval [Estonia] at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Lopamink under the command of Lieutenant Kryukov.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel and is recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Dt84.
His descendants are recorded on the 1834 census of Dietel in Households No. 78 & 178.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Gabriel Weinmeister came from the German region of Anhalt-Zerbst.
- 1834 Dietel Census (Households No. 78, 178).
- 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): Dt84.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 296.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #440.