Johann Peter Pfilbert was born on 27 September 1708 in Gronau, northeast of Frankfurt am Main. He married in Gronau on 25 August 1733 to Anna Maria Stock (born 8 November 1716).
They and their children (4 sons & 2 daughters) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), arriving in Fridericia on 2 November 1759. Father Johann Peter died on 21 May 1761 in the colony of Thoring.
His sons Johann Georg & Johann Nikolaus immigrated to Schilling and are recorded there on the 1775 census in Households No. 4 & 5.
The 1798 census of Beideck records Konrad Filbert from Schilling in Household No. Bd94.
The 1834 census of Beideck records that Philipp Peter & Nikolaus Filbert, sons of Konrad, relocated to the colony of Grimm in 1834.
Filbert Family in Sarepta
Two Fillbert [sic] sisters, daughters of Johann Conrad Fillbert & Maria Catharina Rutz, moved from Beideck to Sarepta on 6 September 1794: (1) Anna Catharina, born 5 December 1783 [other sources record 27 November 1783] in Beideck [she later married Pastor Johann Martin Otto]; (2) Anna Margaretha, born 18 May 1787 in Beideck. They were joined by a cousin from Schilling on 18 June 1801: Maria Elisabeth Fillbert, daughter of Johann Philipp Fillbert & Anna Margaretha Kerber, born 25 March 1782 in Schilling.
- 1775 Schilling Census (No. 4 & 5).
- 1834 Beideck Census (No. 195).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-377.
- Lang, Gerhard. German Colonists of Denmark on the Volga.
- 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): Bd94, Sg095, Sg096, Sg099.
Sarepta research provided by Karl Becker.