Johannes Buxbaum, son of Georg Heinrich Buxbaum (3 June 1695-16 May 1776) and Maria Dorothea Maÿ (2 July 1718-27 Feb 1761), was born 27 April 1743 in Sprachbrücken, Darmstadt, Hessen. He married Maria Elisabeth Meier who was from Reichelsheim, Erbach, Hessen.
The family immigrated to Russia, arriving at the port in Oranienbaum near St. Petersburg on 31 July 1766. They settled in the colony of Holstein on 7 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 38.
- Kohl, Gunnar and Helmut Ramge. Familienbuch Spachbrücken (Darmstadt: Deutsche Ortssippenbücher, 2001): 51.
- Parish records of Spachbrücken - LDS Film No. 1190550.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 135.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 194.