Johann Heinrich Peppler, son of Johannes Peppler Junior & Anna Maria Roth, was baptized on 19 April 1707 in Helpershain, west of Lauterbach. He married Anna Maria Hübner, daughter of Johann Hermann & Anna Sabina Hübner. They had at least 10 children among whom were Johann Heinrich (born 17 December 1733) and Johann Konrad (born 29 October 1745), both born in Riedesel.
These two sons arrived together from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Johannes under the command of Skipper Stahl.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach. Konrad is recorded there on the 1798 Census in Household No. Hs069 along with his family.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that these Peppler brothers came from the German region of Riedesel.
- 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): Hs069.
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): 7000 & 7001.
- Parish records of Riedesel & Helpershain.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6340, #6341.