Erasmus [sic] Eberling, his wife Maria Elisabeth, and sons (Friedrich, age 8; Daniel Wilhelm, age ¼) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767. Zacchaeus [sic] Eberling and his family are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 41.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Erasmus [sic] Eberling was a farmer from the German region of Hessen. The 1767 census records that he was a weaver (Weber) from the German village of Sachsenhausen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 404.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4071.