Hermann Seifert, a teacher (Lehrer), his wife Kunigunda, and children (Johann Wilhelm, age 14; Elisabeth, age 3-months) are recorded on the 1767 census of Ernestinendorf in Household No. 2. They had settled there on 3 August 1767.
In 1784, Jakob Seifert and his family moved from Ernestinendorf to Bettinger.
The 1767 census records that Hermann Seibert [sic] came from the German region of Hamburg.
- 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): Bt46, Mv0569.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 395.