Johann Eckermann, a farmer, and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jacob Bauer.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Pfeifer on 15 June 1767. Johann Michael Eckermann, a farmer, and his wife Katharina are recorded on the 1767 census of Pfeifer in Household No. 3.
The widow of Johannes [sic] Eckermann and their children (sons: Jakob, age 21; Joseph, age 16; Heinrich, age 8) are recorded on the 1798 census of Pfeifer in Household No. Pf84.
Johannes Eckermann, presumed to be a son of Johann Michael Eckermann, and his family (son: Johannes, age 1) are recorded on the 1798 census of Pfeifer in Household No. Pf62.
Jakob Eckermann from Pfeifer and his sons are recorded on the 1811 census of Seelmann in Household No. 14.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Eckermann came from the area of Friedeburg. The 1767 census records that Johann Michael Eckermann came from the German region of Königstein.
Some branches of this family use the spelling of Ackerman.
- 1811 Seelmann Census (Household No. 14).
- 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): Pf62, Pf84.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 378.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2638.