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Johann Peter Sixtus Hubau [sic], son of Johann Simon Hubau & Maria Barbara Zeuner, was born in Spachbrücken on 20 June 1706. He married in Spachbrücken on 1 February 1731 to Elisabetha Barbara Lemmermann, daughter of Johann Peter Lemmermann of Habitzheim & Margaretha Friedrich. She had been born on 23 March 1704 in Habitzheim.

Johann Peter Sixtus & Elisabetha Barbara had 4 children, each born in Spachbrücken: (1) Eva Maria, born 12 January 1732, died 22 March 1760; (2) Johann Adam, born 28 February 1734, died 28 December 1735; (3) Johann Conrad, born 27 December 1736, died 13 February 1737; and (4) Johann Peter, born 9 October 1738, died 24 January 1742.

Elisabetha Barbara Lemmermann died 16 March 1740 in Spachbrücken, and Johann Peter Sixtus Hubau remarried on 5 November 1743 in Spachbrücken to Anna Margaretha Buxbaum, daughter of Johann Georg & Anna Eva Buxbaum. She had been born 20 July 1709 in Spachbrücken.

Johann Peter Sixtus & Anna Margaretha had 2 children, each born in Spachbrücken: (1) Maria Dorothea, born 5 September 1744, died 27 August 1745; and (2) Johann Heinrich, born 25 April 1747.

Johann Peter Sixtus Hubau died in Spachbrücken on 5 May 1763. Surviving son Johann Heinrich and his mother Anna Margaretha née Buxbaum immigrated to Russia along with several of her Buxbaum relatives.

Johann Heinrich Habar [sic] from Spachbrücken & Anna Eliesabetha Schwiening [sic] married on 25 April 1766 in Büdingen.

Johann Heinrich Huwa [sic], a farmer, his wife Anna Elisabeth, and mother Anna Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Citadel under the command of Midshipman Grigory Bukharin.

Johann Heinrich Huba [sic], his wife Anna Elisabeth, and mother Anna Margreta are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that the mother Anna Margreta died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Dönhof on 18 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 103.

Heinrich Huwa, his wife Anna Elisabeth Schwin [sic], and their family are recorded on the 1798 census of Dönhof in Household No. Dh057.

Heinrich Huwa and his son from Dönhof are recorded on the 1857 census of Rosenberg in Household No. 90.

In 1828, Johann Heinrich Huwa, son of Zacharias Huwa, moved from Dönhof to Shcherbakovka where he is recorded on the 1834 census of Shcherbakovka in Household No. 77.

Heinrich Huwa from Shcherbakovka and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Gnadentau.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann Heinrich Huwa came from the German region of Löwenstein.


- 1834 Dönhof Census (Household No. 263).
- 1834 Shcherbakovka Census (Household No. 77).
- 1857 Gnadentau Census.
- 1857 Rosenberg Census (Household No. 90).
- Kohl, Gunnar and Helmut Ramge. Familienbuch Spachbrücken (Darmstadt: Deutsche Ortssippenbücher, 2001) [Online].
- 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): Dh057.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #587.
- Parish register of Spachbrücken.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 369.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5230.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2142-2144.

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Mike Meisinger

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