Johann[es] Hertling, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Anna, age 10; Heinrich, age 9; Anton, age 7; Johann, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 23 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 29.
In 1778, widow Anna Maria Hertling and her children moved from Ober-Monjou to Orlovskaya.
In 1786, Heinrich Hertling and his wife moved from Orlovskaya to Katharinenstadt.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Hertling came from the German village of Orlich [?] in the Trier region.
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- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 296.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4771.