Johann Hülst, son of Just Wilhelm Hülst & Johanna Elisabeth Juncker, was born 13 August 1747 and baptized on 17 August 1747 in Gedern.
Johannes Hilß is recorded on the list of immigrants by Johann Facius: Actum Aufenau den 10 Februar 1766 Johannes Hilß, 18 Jahre alt, ledigen Standes, von Gedern, ein guter Ackerknecht, evangelischer Religion [Gathering at Aufenau on 10 February 1766 was Johannes Hils, 18-years-old, single, from Gedern, a good farmhand, Lutheran].
Johannes Hills [sic], a single farmer, is recorded on the 1767 census of Reinwald in Household No. 61.
Johannes Hilß died on 3 December 1802 in Reinwald at the age of 55.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Hills came from the German village of Gedern in the region of Stolberg.
- List of those recruited by Johann Facius from 13 November 1765 to 18 February 1766.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Rw31.
- Parish register of Gedern.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 46.
Victor 2 & Galena from the Forum of Wolgadeutsche.net