Johann Martin Lobinger [sic] & Elisabeth Straß were married on 20 May 1766 in Roßlau while in route to Russia.
Martin Pobinger, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Margaretha Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the Skipper Paul Adam Drath.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 19 August 1767. Margaretha Elisabeth died 8 October 1767.
Martin Pobinger is recorded in Brabander on the 1767 census in Household No. 110. The 1767 census records that Martin Pobinger came from the German village of Bobingen near Augsburg in the Schwaben (Swabia) region.
- 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): Bn33.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): 141.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 238.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5961.