The birth of Hans Jacob Marstaller is recorded in the parish register of Murrhardt on 24 May 1731. His mother is recorded as Christina Barbara Hamann, the daughter of Melchior Hamann, and she states that the father is soldier Hans Jacob Marstaller of the Württemberg Leib Regiment.
Jakob Markstaller, a farmer, his wife, and his daughter Anna Margaretha (age 4) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), arriving in Fridericia on 3 October 1760. They are last recorded in the Danish colonies on 26 April 1763.
The family joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Rosenheim on 27 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 60.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Markstaller came from the German village of Murrhardt in the Herzogtum Württemberg which has been verified by Andreas Zänker. The Eichhorns record that Jakob Markstaller came from the German village of Michelstadt, Grafschaft Erbach.
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- 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): Rm49.
- Parish register of Murrhardt (via Archion.de).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 77.
- Kozlik, Andreas. Ortsfamilienbuch Murrhardt.
Entry from the parish register of Murrhardt recording the birth of Hans Jacob Markstaller on 24 May 1731.
Source: Andreas Zänker.