Johann Philipp Herber(t) married Christina Gress. They had five known children, four of them baptized in the Evangelical Church of Bad Nauheim, a village 35 kilometers north of Frankfurt am Main: (1) Johannes, born on 18 July 1750, baptized on 21 July 1750; (2) Johann Michael, born on 4 November 1751, and baptized on 7 November 1751; (3) Johann Bernhard, born on 10 August 1754, and baptized on 11 August 1754; (4) Anna Elisabetha, born in 1758; and (5) Anna Maria, born on 18 August 1762, and baptized on 22 August 1762.
Johann Philipp Herber and his family emigrated to Russia, departing from Lübeck by the English frigate Love & Unity with the skipper Thomas Fairfax at the helm. All of them arrived in Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766.
On 3 August 1767, they arrived in the colony of Paulskaya where they spent the first winter and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 28. The following year, they moved to the colony of Kind. On the 1798 Census of Kind, son Johann Bernhard is recorded there in Household No. Kd02 and son Johann Michael in Household No. Kd03.
- 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): Kd02, Kd03.
- Parish records of Bad Nauheim (LDS Film No. 1269796).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 357.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 351.