Johannes Prasch was born on 29 March 1731 in Orb, Maintz (now Bad-Orb), Hessen. He married there on 11 April 1758 to Susanna Ulrich, the daughter of Johann Ulrich and Barbara Müller. Susanna was born there on 19 October 1730. They arrived in Katharinenstadt on 3 August 1767 where they are listed in Household Number 16. They also came with their young daughter, Anna Maria (born 6 October 1760) who married Andreas Leikam.
This surname is listed as Pracht in the records in Russia.
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