Herber (Köhler)

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Herber (Köhler)
Герберъ (Köhler)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Joseph Herbert from Blanckenau [sic] & Anna Margaretha Hass [sic] from Grossenlieder were married 14 May 1766 in Büdingen.

Joseph Herber and his wife Anna Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the hooker Die Jungfer Dietrika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm.

Joseph Herber and his wife Anna Margreta are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 36.

In 1790, Joseph Herber and his family moved from Köhler to Semenovka.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Joseph Herber was a tailor while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.

Both documents record that Joseph Herber came from the German region of Fulda.


- 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): Kl09, Se04, Mv1318.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #649.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 368.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5748.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2608-2609.

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Volga Colonies