Gottlieb Herbst, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the snow-brig Der Merkur under the command of Skipper Johann Heinrich Abelmann.
He married Anna Katharina Lehmann who died and he remarried to Anna Katharina. They settled in the Volga German colony of Urbach on 13 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 5 along with his stepson, David Lehmann.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Gottlieb Herbst was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker). The 1767 census records that Gottfried [sic] Herbst came from the German village of Sangerhausen in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 270.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3276.