On 16 May 1766, the family of Hans Heinrich Hildt left for Russia from Leisenwald, northeast of Büdingen. The family consisted of Hans Heinrich, his wife Barbara, and three children: Anna Barbara (age 20), Heinrich Wilhelm (age 9), and Elisabeth (age 1). They arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766, but little Elisabeth must have died in route as she was not with them.
The family arrived in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 8 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 25 along with newborn daughter Elisabeth. Widow Barbara, daughter Elisabeth and her husband Johannes Heinz are recorded on the 1798 census of Kutter in Household No. Kt25. Daughter Barbara and her husband Johannes Haas are recorded there in Household No. Kt65.
- 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).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 482.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 213.