Johann Friedrich Herschleben, a single hunter (Jäger), 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 settled in the Volga German colony of Urbach on 13 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 26 along with his new wife, Anna Maria.
The 1767 census records that Johann Friedrich Herschleben came from the German region of Anhalt-Zerbst. The 1767 census also records that his wife Anna Maria came from the German region of Zweibrüken.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 276.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3311.