Andreas Baumgärtner, son of Andreas & Maria Sybilla Baumgärtner, was baptized on 21 November 1717 in Schwaigern, west of Heilbronn. He married Anna Maria Catharina Meder, and they have a number of children born in Schwaigern including Maria Johanna (born 12 May 1751) and Maria Justina (born 3 October 1754).
The family immigrated first to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1762, and then in 1763 joined the move to Russia, settling in the colony of Dobrinka on 15 April 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 25.
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The immigration of German colonists to Denmark and their subsequent emigration to Russia in the years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Steinmeier, 2012): 343.
- 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): Db45.
- Parish records for Schwaigern - LDS Film No. 1184789.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 320.