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

Johann Thomas Herdt, son of Georg Herdt, was born 10 January 1726 in Rinderbügen.  Anna Margaretha Wagner, daughter of Thomas Wagner, was born 5 July 1731 in Rinderbügen.  The couple married on 20 February 1755.  Two children were baptized in Rinderbügen: Anna Elisabeth, born 17 December 1755; and Johann Heinrich, born 13 December 1758.  The family arrived in Russia on 4 July 1766.  They settled in Messer and are recorded on the First Settler's List in Family #78.  


- Facius List extractions
- Decker, Klaus-Peter. Die Auswanderung von 1766/67 aus der Grafschaft Ysenburg-Büdingen nach Russland, p. 128
- Parish records of Rinderbügen on Archion.de
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 130
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): p. 150

Maggie Hein (© Margreatha Hein, 2020)