Johann Rothenberger, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Johann, age 17; Anna, age 11; Christina, age 9; Margaretha, age 7; Elisabeth, age 6; Gotthard, age 4) arrived from Danzig at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 May 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jacob Janson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach. His children are recorded there on the 1798 census in Households No. Hs033, Hs069, & Hs120.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Rothenberger came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 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): Hs033, Hs120.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5014.
Susan Hopp Nakaji