Johann[es] Hertling [sic], a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Anna, age 10; Heinrich, age 9; Anton, age 7; Johann, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
Johannes Hertling [sic], his wife Anna Maria, and sons (Heinrich, age 9; Johann Antonius, age 9 [sic]) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 23 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 29.
In 1778, widow Anna Maria Hertling and her children moved from Ober-Monjou to Orlovskaya.
In 1786, Heinrich Hertling and his wife moved from Orlovskaya to Katharinenstadt.
Heinrich Hertlein from Orlovskaya and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. Ka100.
The death of Heinrich Hertlein in 1820 is recorded on the 1834 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 200.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Hertling came from the German village of Orlich [?] in the Trier region.
- 1834 Katharinenstadt Census (Households No. 200, 301).
- 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): Ka100; Mv2045, Mv2162.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 296.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4771.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6883-6886.