The Limpert family is documented in the Gersfeld church records back to the early 1600s. Several of the ancestral lines of Frank settlers include a connection to Limpert. In addition, two Limpert families settled in Walter. Johann Caspar Limpert was born 2 October 1725, and Johann Christoph Limpert was born 19 April 1728, both in Unterhof. They, their wives, and children immigrated to Russia.
Christoph Limpert and his family as well as Caspar and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of skipper Reders.
Johann Casper and his wife died during the journey, and their children were taken into Christoph's household. They settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 13.
One of Johann Caspar’s grandsons, Johann Christian, born 1787 in Walter relocated to Frank prior to the 1816 census.
The 1767 census records that Christoph Lippert [sic] came from the German village of Gersfeld.
- 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): Wt049.
- Parish records of Gersfeld, Fulda - Archive of the Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck in Kassel (Archion.de)
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 298.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6455, #6501.