Johann Hertzberger, a farmer, and his wife Gertrude arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Siebe Heinrichson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dehler on 26 June 1767. Gertrude died and Johann remarried to Anna Katharina, the widow of Anton Trumm.
They are recorded on the 1767 census of Dehler in Household No. 33 along with Trumm's son Johann Wilhelm Trumm.
The 1798 census records Jakob Hertzberger from Dehler living in Brabander (Household No. Bn66).
The 1767 census records that Johann Hertzberger came from the German village of Hilst in the region of Kurmainz.
- 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): Bn66.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 273.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3527.