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The parish register of Büdingen, where families were gathering to immigrate to Russia, record the marriage on 15 June 1766 of "Johannes Homburg from Gelnhaar & Juliana Krafft from Storndorff [sic]."

Parish records in Storndorf record the baptism there of Anna Julianna Kraft, daughter of Johann Heinrich Kraft, on 10 February 1735.

Dietrich Hamburg, his wife Maria Catharina, and their children Johann (and his wife Julianna), Philipp (age 16), and Elisabeth (age 12) arrived in the port at Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766.

Dietrich and his wife evidently died in route to Walter, because the children arrived there without them on 10 September 1767. The children and Johann's wife Julianna are listed in Walter on the 1767 Census in Household No. 89.

In some records the surname appears as Homburg.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Hs096, Wt031, Wt079.
- Mai, Brent Alan & Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767): Origins and Destinations (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #695.
- Parish register of Storndorf.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 315.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6050, #6093.


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