Daniel Gärtner [sic], a baker (Bäcker), and his wife Sophia settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 98 along with their 5-month-old son Daniel.
The widow of Daniel Herter and his son Ludwig are recorded on the 1798 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. Ka055.
The death of Ludwig Herter in 1832 is recorded on the 1834 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 75.
The 1767 census records that Daniel Gärtner came from the German town of Straßburg in the Alsace region and that this wife came from the German village of Rostock in the Mecklenburg region.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Herter family among the Volga German colonies.
- 1834 Katharinenstadt Census (Household No. 75).
- 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): Ka055.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 297.