There are two Hermann families that settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach. They arrived together from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Hermann Anderson.
(1) Johann [Heinrich] Hermann and his wife Anna [Barbara] arrived in Oranienbaum. They are recorded in Hussenbach on the 1798 census in Household No. Hs012.
(2) Valentin Hermann, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Johann [Heinrich], age 13; Valentin, age 10; Anna, age 9; Angelina, age 6; Friedrich, age 3; Barbara, age 1/4) arrived in Oranienbaum. Valentin died, and his widow and children settled in Hussenbach where they are recorded on the 1798 census in Households No. Hs001, Hs006, Hs059, & Hs123.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that both of these Hermann families came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 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): Hs006, Hs012, Hs059, Hs123.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6588, #6589.