Johann Herbst, a single miller, arrived from Reval [Estonia] at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Lopamink under the command of Lieutenant Kryukov.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel.
In 1793, Johann Herbst and his family moved from Dietel to Frank.
He is recorded on the 1798 census of Frank in Household No. Fk065.
Johannnes Herbst and his family are recorded on the 1811 census of Frank in Household No. 65.
Andreas Herbst and his family are recorded on the 1811 census of Frank in Household No. 92.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Herbst came from the German region of Justrua [?]. Karl Stumpp records that Johann Herbst came from the German region of Mecklenburg.
- 1811 Frank Census (Households No. 65, 92).
- 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): Fk065, Mv0415.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 295.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #436.