Johann Adam Hillermann [sic], a farmer, his wife Anna Barbara, and children (Georg Adam, age 16; Justina, 10; Johann Adam, age 9; Johann Gottfried, age 6; Anna Margaretha, age 3) 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.
Father Johann Adam died, and Anna Barbara remarried to Johann Martin Möserburg. The combined Möserburg/Hillmann family settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 42.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Adam Hillermann [sic] came from the German village of Mühlhausen.
- 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): Jo35.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 205.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3297.