Adam Herdt, a farmer, his wife Maria [Barbara], and children (Johann [Andreas], age 9; Anna, age 1½) arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perpepechin.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Schwed on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 26.
The 1767 census records that Adam Herdt came from the German village of Eckert in the region of Isenburg.
- 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): Sw07.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 146.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #498.