Johann[es] Hep[tin], a farmer, and his wife Susanna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 49.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johannes Heptin came from the German region of Isenburg.
There are no known surviving male descendants of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- 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): Hk35.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 152.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #3228.