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Mauswinkel (Birstein), Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany

Johann Hermann Eberhardt was born on 3 August 1730 in Mauswinkel, the son of Johann Michael Eberhardt (born about 1705) and Susanna Roth (born about 1705).

Johann Hermann married Susanna Eisenhut from Kirchbracht on 7 March 1761 in Mauswinkel. Susanna was born on 19 April 1739 in Kirchbracht, which is a short distance to the west of Mauswinkel. Susanna is the daughter of Johannes Eisenhut (born 22 November 1705 in Kirchbracht) and Anna Margaretha Steuernagel (born 10 April 1705 in Mauswinkel).

Two sons were born in Mauswinkel: Johannes, born 24 December and baptized 27 December 1761, and Johann Peter, born on 31 May and baptized 5 June 1763.

Johann Hermann, Susanna and Johann Peter, arrived in Oranienbaum, Russia (now Lomonosov) on 19 July 1766 aboard the ship "Kronverk" under the command of Dimitri Ilyin. 

Johann Hermann died en route to the settlement area. Before his death, Susanna became pregnant with a daughter, Anna Maria.

On 15 August 1767, Susanna (now a widow), along with Johann Peter and 9-month old Anna Maria, arrived in the colony of Norka. The Eberhardt family is listed as household number 101 in the 1767 census of Norka. 


Facius List extractions

Parish records of Kurhessen-Waldeck: Landeskirchliches Archiv Kassel > Gelnhausen > Kirchbracht > Kirchenbuch 1656-1738 and Kirchenbuch 1731-1830. Accessed through Archion.de.

Idt, Andreas and Rauschenbach, Georg. Auswanderung deutsche Kolonisten nach Russland im Jahre 1766 (Second edition). Moscow: 2019.

Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 186.

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): p. 256. 

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