Johann Eckhard Richter from Neuhoff near Philipseich and Anna Maria Oberritter, daughter of Lorenz & Anna Barbara Oberrüther, were married on 15 June 1766 in Büdingen. Anna Maria had been baptized on 31 March 1744 in Schlierbach (Brachttal, Hesse).
Johann Eckhard & Anna Maria Richter arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.
Eckhart Richter, a farmer, and his wife Anna Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19.
They are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 102.
The 1767 census records that Eckhart Richter came from the German district of Isenburg.
- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 102).
- 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): Nr106.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #693.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 233.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3791.