Johann Philipp Hartung, son of Johann Christoff Hartung and Anna Eleonora Dönges, was baptized 23 April 1732 in Büdingen. Büdingen served as headquarters for Russian government recruiters and as a gathering place for would be colonists.
Johann Philipp departed for Russia in 1766 as a single man. He arrived in Kronstadt, Russia on 30 May 1766 from the Baltic seaport of Reval (now Tallinn, Estonia) aboard the Russian pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.
Johann Philipp settled in the colony of Frank and is recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 13.
Johann Philipp married Anna Barbara Lapp, daughter of Christian Lapp and Anna Katharina Schlingeloff, who had been aboard the same vessel arriving from Reval. She was baptized on 15 June 1749 in the village of Pferdsbach, about 3 kilometers north of Büdingen. The village of Pferdsbach was abandoned in 1847 and no longer exists.
Johann Philipp and Anna Barbara Hartung are recorded on the 1798 Census of Frank in Household No. 36.
Descendants of this family moved to the daughter colony of Brunnental in 1863, 1864, 1871, and 1872.
- 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).
- Parish records of Büches accessed on Archion.de
- Parish records of Büdingen accessed on Archion.de
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 421.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 56-57.
- Hein, Maggie, translator. Brunnental, Russia Communion Register (1870-1884) Volume 1 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2020)