Huber (Dobrinka)

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Huber (Dobrinka)
Губеръ (Dobrinka)
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Joachim Huber, son of Thomas Huber, was born in 1710 in the town of Blankenloch.

Joachim married Veronica Tanner, daughter of Georg Tanner, on 2 May 1726 in Schopfheim, northeast of Basel (Switzerland). In Schopfheim, they had a set of twins: Johann Georg & Anna Maria (baptized 26 September 1726). They moved to the village of Blankenloch and had at least five additional children, each baptized in the Blankenloch Lutheran Church: (1) Abraham, baptized 12 March 1730; (2) Hans Martin, baptized 6 June 1731; (3) Bernhard, baptized 4 September 1732; (4) Margaretha, baptized 13 September 1737; and (5) Johann Adam, baptized 10 June 1739.

At some point before 1742, Joachim's wife died and he remarried to Maria Katharina Schneider on 1 March 1742 in Blankenloch.

Joachim Huber died before 1761. His sons Abraham and Johann Adam immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein). Abraham and his wife departed from Altona (Schleswig-Holstein) in April 1760 arriving in Fridericia, Jutland on 1 May 1760. They lived in Denmark until 23 April 1763.

His brother Johann Adam, with his sister Margaretha, his stepbrother Johannes Walz, and his step mother Maria Katharina departed from Altona on 29 June 1761, arriving in the city of Schleswig in the Duchy of Schleswig on 4 July 1761. They lived in Denmark until 22 April 1765.

Both brothers immigrated to Russia, but not at the same time. Abraham and his wife Maria Sophia (born 1736/38), arrived in the Volga German colony of Dobrinka on 29 June 1764; they are recorded there on 1767 census in Household No. 13. His brother Johann Adam married Barbara Emerdorfer (born 1739/41), daughter of Johannes Emerdorfer who also immigrated to Russia. During the journey to the Volga German colonies in 1765, their daughter Sophia was born. Johann Adam and his family, along with his father-in-law Johannes Emerdorfer, arrived in Dobrinka on 24 February 1766 and are recorded there in Household No. 57 on the 1767 Census.

Abraham Huber died at some point before 1798 and his wife Maria Sophia remarried to Jakob Sauer as they are recorded on Dobrinka 1798 census in Household No. Db56. Johann Adam Huber & his family are recorded on the same census in Household No. Db35.


- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): 455.
- 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): Db35.
- Parish records of Blankenloch (LDS Film No. 1272867).
- Parish records of Schopfheim (LDS Film No. 1189749).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 317 & 328.
- Eichhorn, Alexander; Eichhorn Jacob & Mary. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Steinmeier, 2012): 233, 272, 455, & 664.

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