Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Büdingen, Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany

Heinrich Carl and Appolonia Eberling had five children, all baptized on the following dates in Büdingen:  twins Johannes and Johann Joachim, 21 Jul 1743; Johanna Catharina, 19 Dec 1745; Johann Georg, 4 Feb 1748; and Eva Elisabetha Justine, 8 Sep 1751.  Carl, Appolonia, Anna, Johann Georg, and Justina arrived in Russia on 14 Sep 1766.  It is not clear if Anna survived the trip, but the other family members are reported in the Norka First Settler’s List as Family #206. 

Also settling in Norka were Johannes Eberling and his wife Katharina, who are reported on First Settler’s List at Family #188.  According to the Büdingen marriages, Johannes Eberling of Büdingen and Katharina Weber of Wenings were married on 24 May 1766.  This couple arrived in Russia on 29 Aug 1766.


- Parish records of Büdingen on Archion.de

- 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): p. 91.

- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 408

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): p. 279 and 285.

Maggie Hein
Wayne Bonner