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Düdelsheim, Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany
Eckartshausen, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany

Johann Heinrich Bichert, a stocking weaver from Düdelsheim, and Catharina, widow of Jacob Reichert from Himbach, married on 9 April 1744 in Eckartshausen. Johann Heinrich was the son of Jacob and Anna Elisabeth Bichert and had been baptized in Düdelsheim on 13 June 1714. Catharina's maiden name was Tugardt, and she she had been baptized 8 October 1714, the daughter of Ludwig and Susanna Tugardt. Johann Heinrich and Catharina had four children, all born in Himbach and baptized in Eckartshausen: Catharina, born 18 January, baptized 24 January 1745; Albert, born 26 December, baptized 28 December 1749; Anna Margaretha, born 10 September, baptized 16 September 1752; and Maria Catharina, born 2 July, baptized 6 July 1755.  

Johann Heinrich, Catharina, their son Albert, and their daughter Maria Catharina arrived in Russia on 4 July 1766. They settled in Moor and are reported there on the First Settlers List in Household #23.  

Albert and his family are reported on the 1798 Census of Moor in Household #54.  


- Parish records of Düdelsheim, Family Search Film #1201789
- Parish records of Eckartshausen (including Langen-Bergheim, Wiedermus, Ronneburg, and Himbach) on
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 97
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): p. 161
- 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): Volume 1, p. 733

Wayne H. Bonner