Peter Deisel (from Ziegenhain in Hessen) and Maria Elisabetha Lehr married on 11 November 1751. Maria Elisabetha Lehr was born on 4 September 1720, the daughter of Georg Heinrich and Anna Catharina Lehr. (Maria Elisabetha Lehr is the sister of Johann Justus Lehr.) Peter and Maria Elisabetha had two children, both born in Himbach: Katharina Elisabeth, born 16 Oct 1752; and Johann Carl, born 15 Feb 1757. The family arrived in Russia on 4 July 1766. They settled in Messer and are recorded on the First Settler's List in Family #74.
- Decker, Klaus-Peter. Die Auswanderung von 1766/67 aus der Grafschaft Ysenburg-Büdingen nach Russland, p. 106
- Parish records of Eckartshausen (including Langen-Bergheim, Wiedermus, Ronneburg, and Himbach) on Archion.de
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 130
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): p. 149