Jacob Steinmetz, son of Johann Michael Steinmetz, married Anna Christina Hartmann, daughter of Johann Georg Hartmann, on 16 January 1766 in the Evangelical Church in Offenbach (am Main), about 9 kilometers southeast of Frankfurt.
Jacob & Anna Christina emigrated to Russia. They departed from Rewal by the pink Slon under the command of the lieutenant Sergey Panov, and arrived at the Russian port of Oranienbaum on 31 May 1766.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Frank where they are recorded on the 1767 Census in Household No. 22. On the 1798 Census, the family is recorded in Frank in Household No. Fk019.
- 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).
- Parish records of Offenbach am Main (LDS Film No. 1272434).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 422.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 61.