Johannes Brucher was born 26 February 1710 in Rimhorn, near Höchst im Odenwald. He, his wife Eva Maria, and their son Johann Jacob arrived in Russia on 13 September 1766. Both Johannes and Eva Maria died during the journey.
Son Jacob Brücher arrived as an orphan in Frank on 1 September 1767. He is listed there on the 1767 census in Household No. 93 living with the Johann Nicolaus Olt family.
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- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 434.