Johann Christoph Eberlein from Reppeshain [Rebgeshain] in the district of Ulrichstein & Maria Eliesabetha Stein from Ulrichstein were married on 13 May 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.
Johann Christoph Heberlein [sic] and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.
Johann Christoph Eberling [sic], his wife Maria Elisabeth, and daughters (Helena Maria, age 10; Elisabeth, born en route) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 10 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 100.
Peter Eberlein from Walter and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Hoffental.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Heberlein is a farmer from Riedesel. The 1767 census records that Christoph Heberlein came from the German village of Hildburghausen in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- 1834 Walter Census (Households No. 9, 17, 140, 233).
- 1857 Hoffental Census.
- 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): Wt088, Wt096, Wt118.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #637.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 317.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6400.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7378-7381.