Zirckgiebel / Zürckgiebel
Johann Christoph Zürckgiebel, son of Johann Conrad and Anna Margaretha Zürckgiebel, was born in Brensbach (Odenwald District) on 28 March 1744. He married Margaretha Elisabeth Blumenschein, daughter of Peter Blumenschein & Anna Margaretha Heist, on 19 June 1766 in Büdingen. Margaretha Elisabeth had been born 21 April 1734 in Unter-Ostern (Reichelsheim).
[Margaretha Eliesabetha Blumenschein had been married previously to Benedict Reh from Breitenbrun in the area of Erbach on 17 May 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen. He died 20 May 1766.]
Christoph Ziergibel, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Die Frau Dietrika under the command of Skipper Joachim Friedrich Luhn.
Christoph Zirgubel and his wife Margar. Elisab. are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
They settled in Yagodnya Polyana on 16 September 1767 and are recorded on the 1767 Census of Yagodnaya Polyana in Household No. 46.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christoph Ziergibel came from the German region of Erbach.
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