Johann Balthasar Fein was born in Udenhain on 12 February 1747. His parents, Johannes Fein (son of Nicolaus Fein) and Johanna Maria Eurich (daughter of the late Peter Eurich from Schlierbach) married in Udenhain on 4 March 1734.
Johann Balthasar, along with a number of other Huck settlers from the same parish, arrived in Russia on 9 August 1766. He is recorded on the Huck First Settlers List in Family #83.
- Parish records of Hellstein (including Neuenschmidten, Schlierbach, and Udenhain) on Archion.de
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 314
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): p. 160