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Phillip Bamberger, son of Johann Bamberger, married Anna Gertruda Stellwagen on 9 February 1751 in Sprendlingen. Anna Gertruda Stellwagen, daughter of Adam and Anna Barbara Stellwagen, had been born 17 May 1728 and she died on 11 March 1763.

Phillip and Anna Gertruda had five children according to the Sprendlingen parish records: (1) Johann Philipp, born 21 November 1751; (2) Johann Lorenz, born 9 September 1753; (3) Anna Cunigunda, born 14 September 1754; (4) Maria Margaretha, born 11 April 1757; and (5) Catharina Elisabeth, born 2 April 1760.

Philipp Bamberger, a farmer, his new wife Katharina, and children (Philipp, age 17; Kunigunda, age 15; Konrad, age 13; Maria, age 10; Katharina, age 7; Friedrich, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson. [The baptisms of Konrad & Friedrich have not been located in the parish registers of Sprendlingen.]

On 15 January 1767, three Bamberger children settled in Moor where they are recorded on the 1767 Census of Moor in Household No. 18, living with their stepfather Nikolaus Scherf.

The Bamberger family that settled in the Volga German colony of Moor traces its ancestry to the German village of Sprendlingen in the Pfalz.


- 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): Mo59.
- Parish records of Sprendlingen, Dekanat Wöllstein, Central Archive of the Evangelical Church in Hessen and Nassau (
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 160.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1000.


Maggie Hein

Wayne Bonner

Pre-Volga Origin

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