Herber (Schwab)

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Herber (Schwab)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Herber families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jakob Bauer. They both settled in the Volga German colony of Schwab on 8 July 1767.

(1) Widow Anna Herber and her children (Johann, age 25; Konrad, age 19; Anna, age 14) arrived in Oranienbaum. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Schwab in Households No. 6 & No. 20. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that this Herber family came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that they came from the German village of Wehrshausen.

(2) Johann Herber, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived in Oranienbaum. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Schwab in Household No. 2. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Herber came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Lipsa.

A third Herber family also settled in the Volga German colony of Schwab on 8 July 1767. They have not been located on the Oranienbaum passenger lists. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Schwab in Household No. 20. The 1767 census records that Johannes Herber came from the German village of Klausen [?].

The relationship among these Herber families, if there is one, has not been researched.

Sources: 

- 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): Sb06, Sb08, Sb23.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 127, 128, 131.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2586, #2589.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies