Johann Gobert, a farmer, his wife Margaretha Elisabeth, and sons (Mattias, age 6; Balthasar, age ¼) are recorded on the 1767 census of Semenovka in Household No. 21. They had settled there on 24 July 1767.
The 1767 census records that Johann Gobert came from the German village of Langenprozelten in the Kurmainz region.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 183.