Johann Georg Albert, son of Johann Peter Albert & Margaretha Hess, was born in Gronau (a very small village just east of Bensheim) in Hessen on 17 May 1744. He married there on 27 May 1766 to Elisabetha Catharina Burger, the widow of Johann Heinrich Bickelhaub.
Johann Albert, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and [step-]children (Johann [Pickelhaupt], age 10; Sophia [Pickelhaupt], age 7) 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.
Peter Albert, his wife Elisabeth, and [step-]children (Diedrich [Pickelhaupt], age 12; Margaretha [Pickelhaupt], age 10) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
The newlywed couple along with two Bickelhaub stepchildren are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Warenburg in Household No. 112. The two Bickelhaub children are recorded there in error under the surname Burger - their mother's maiden name. Many of those on this attachment were resettled to the colony of Kind, where the widow Albert is recorded on the 1798 Census in Household Kd18, and the two Bickelhaup stepchildren in Households Kd09 & Kd17.
In 1798, there is a Johannes Albert and his family recorded as moving from Hockerberg to Meinhard. It is presumed that this Albert family is part of the one that settled originally in the colony of Kind.
Johann Andreas Albert from Hockerberg and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Meinhard in Household No. Mn33.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Albert came from the German village of Kron [Gronau] in the Erbach region.
- 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): Kd18, Mn33, Mv0896.
- Parish records for Gronau (LDS Film No. 1195091).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 371.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5477.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3119-3122.