Heinrich Bretter, son of Johann Heinrich and Anna Maria Bretter, was baptized in Wolfenhausen on 27 February 1735. He and his wife Maria Juliana arrived in Russia with three children: Johann Georg, baptized 8 August 1759; Philipp Heinrich, baptized 11 April 1761; and Philipp Jacob (baptism not found).
The family arrived in Russia on 4 July 1766. Philipp Jacob must have died during the journey to the villages. The family settled in Warenburg and are reported there on the First Settler's List in Family #162.
- Parish records of Wolfenhausen and list of emigrants to Russia in 1766, FHL Film #1476755
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 144
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2008): p. 346