Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Wächtersbach, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany

Johann Peter Hempel was baptized in Wächtersbach on 23 Feb 1749.  Louise Margaretha Elisabeth Hempel was baptized on 29 Oct 1744.  Their parents were Johann Jost and Anna Catharina Hempel.   The two siblings arrived in Russia on 8 Aug 1766.  They both settled in Huck.  Johann Peter Hempel is reported on the Huck First Settler’s List in Household #32 and Louisa Margaretha, married to Christoph Weisgerber, is reported in Household #33.         


- Parish records of Wächtersbach (Gelnhausen, Kassel Archiv) on Archion.de

- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010), p. 209

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001), p. 148

Maggie Hein