Johann Konrad Herpel, son of Johann Michael & Anna Elisabeth Herpel, was born 2 July 1727 in Bechlingen. He married on 16 September 1749 in Bechlingen to Anna Elisabeth Martin, daughter of Johann Valentin Martin & Anna Margaretha Schultz. Anna Elisabeth was born 21 May 1725, also in Bechlingen. They had 7 known children, each born in Bechlingen: (1) Susanna Margaretha, born 25 June 1750 (died 22 May 1758); (2) Maria Katharina, born in 1752; (3) Johann Peter, born 4 April 1752; (4) Nicholas, born 26 May 1758; (5) Johann Philipp, born 25 January 1761; (6) Christian, born 2 April 1762; and (7) Martin, born 19 April 1765.
The family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Wiebe Heinrichson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Kukkus on 26 June 1767. Anna Elisabeth died after arrival in Russia, and widower Johann Konrad remarried to Anna Becker, the widow of Johann Bernhard Becker, who had been on the same ship. The newly married couple and the children of their combined family are recorded in Kukkus on the 1767 census in Household No. 27.
There do not appear to be any surviving male descendants of this Herbel family.
- Ortsfamilienbuch Koelschausen, Dreisbach, Niederlemp, Breitenbach and Bechlingen.
- Parish records of Bechlingen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 468.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3557.