Bartholomäus Hepler, a locksmith (Schlosser), and his wife Magdalena settled in the Volga German colony of Stephan on 24 Augsut 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19.
The 1767 census records that Bartholomäus Hepler came from the German region of Hanau.
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: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 225.