Johann [Peter] Spangenberger (age 14), son of Heinrich Spangenberger, arrived at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 along with his mother and stepfather, Nikolaus Langlitz.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 68.
Georg Kromm's research that was published in 1912 records that the Spangenberger family came from the German village of Eichelsdorf near Nidda.
- Eichelsdorfer Auswanderer an der Wolga (in German)
- Kromm, Georg: research reprinted in Flegel, Arthur & Cleo. "Research in Hessen." AHSGR Work Paper XIII (December 1973): 34.
- 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): Yp58.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 191.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 409.