Johann Paul Eckhardt, a gunsmith (Büchsenmacher), his wife Johanna, and daughter Maria (age 13) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census that lists the colonists who had been recruited by Beauregard (No. 1).
A note on the 1767 census records that Johann Paul Eckhardt settled in the colony of Zürich in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Johann Paul Eckhardt came from the German region of Suhl.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 349.