Johann Adam Boxberger (age 48), a blacksmith (Schmied), his wife Maria Katharina (age 32), and a daughter Anna Margaretha (age 6) settled in the Volga German colony of Kratzke on 8 May 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 37.
The 1767 census records that Johann Adam Boxberger came from the German village of Hüffelsheim in the Kurpfalz region. Karl Becker has thoroughly searched the parish registers of Hüffelsheim and there is no mention of a Boxberger there.
There is a Boxberger family in the German village of Uiffingen that matches: Hans Adam Boxberger, son of Hans Georg Boxberger & Catharina Schwab, was baptized in Uiffingen on 8 March 1719. Maggie Hein has researched the Uffingen parish registers, and there is no indication about what happened to him after that (no marriage or children have been located in Uiffingen). The records of Uiffingen and surrounding villages need to be investigated further before one can conclude that this is the same man who immigrated to Russia.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kr10, Kr28.
- Parish records of Uiffingen (LDS Film No. 1238194).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 457.
Entry from the parish register of Uiffingen recording the baptism of Hans Adam Boxberger on 8 March 1719. There needs to be more research done to determine for sure whether or not this man is the one who immigrated to Russia in 1766.
Source: Maggie Hein.