Johannes Berger [sic], a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 124 along with his wife Anna Elisabeth, son by his first wife (Johannes, age 4), and stepson Johann Ludwig Konrad (age 3).
This family is believed to be the Ehlenberger family from Warenburg that relocated to the colony of Frank, and are found there on the 1798 census in Households No. Fk005, Fk028, Fk052, Fk128, Fk136).
The 1767 census records that Johannes Berger [sic] came from the German village of Menningen in the Kurpfalz 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): Fk005, Fk028, Fk052, Fk128, Fk136.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 340.