Johannes Erder (Jörder), a farmer from Rippenweier, was born in about 1714. He married on 2 March 1745 in Leutershausen to Maria Barbara Weber. She had been born in about 1724 in Heiligkreuz near Odenwald (northeast of Schriesheim).
They immigrated first to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1760. In 1763 they joined the immigration to Russia.
They settled in the colony of Anton on 7 September 1764 along with their son Johann Nikolaus (age 15) and daughter Anna Margaretha (age 3). They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Anton in Household No. 9.
There to not appear to be any male descendants of this family, so the surname does not continue.
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