Johann Ackermann, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann, age 16; Maria, age 13; Peter, age 3; Katharina, age ½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax along with single farmer Philipp Ackermann.
Heinr. Ackermann, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Philip, age 22; Joh. Georg, age 16¼; Catharina, age 13; Catharina [again], age ½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Joh. Georg and the youngest Catharina died en route.
Maria Katharina Ackermann (age 13) is recorded on the 1767 list of Beauregard recruits in Household No. 73 along with Johannes Rüchmesser and his family.
The 1798 census of Luzern records Maria Katharina Ackermann in Household No. Lz21.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that both Johann & Philipp Ackermann came from the German village of Waldeck. The Beauregard list records that Maria Katharina Ackermann came from the German village of Waldeck.
There are no surviving male lines of this Ackermann family among the Volga German colonies.
- 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): Lz21.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 363.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5473, #5478.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3731-3736.