This Eichhorn family came from Wächtersbach. Conrad and his first wife, Elisabeth, had four children baptized on the following dates in Wächtersbach: Catharina Margaretha, 14 September 1740; Dorothea Amalia, 16 September 1742; Henrietta Louisa, 20 December 1744; and Anna, 4 June 1750. Elisabeth died, and Conrad married Susanna Hoffman, the daughter of Phillip Hoffmann, on 2 August 1753. The baptisms of their six children are recorded in the Wächtersbach church records as well: Anna Maria, 19 May 1754; Maria Margaretha, 25 August 1755; Christina Margaretha, 27 November 1757; Johann Isaac, 1 June 1760; Johannes, 21 February 1762; and Catharina, 15 July 1764.
Konrad Eichhorn, a farmer, his wife Susanna, and daughters (Henrietta, age 23; Anna, age 20; Maria, age 13; Christina, age 10¼; Katharina, age 2¼) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
Konrad & Susanna Eichhorn and 5 of the daughters daughters settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 27.
Daughter Maria (recorded in 1767 as age 13) is recorded on the 1836-1845 Huck Communion Register in Household No. 101 as being born on 31 August 1755 in the German village of Wächtersbach.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Eichhorn family among the Volga German colonies.
- Huck Communion Register (1836-1845), Households Nos. 101.
- Parish records of Wächtersbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 146.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3138.
Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the family of Konrad Eichhorn.
Source: Brent Mai.