Johann Adam Hohnstein, son of Johann Caspar & Anna Catharina Hohnstein, was baptized in Eckartshausen on 20 April 1717. At the time, Eckartshausen was part of the county of Isenburg. He married in Eckartshausen to Anna Margaretha, daughter of Johann Heinrich Kraft. They have several children: Johann Henrich (baptized 30 January 1744 in Eckartshausen), Johann Adam (baptized 20 October 1747 in Eckartshausen), Catharina (birth unverified), Anna Catharina (birth unverified), Anna Maria (birth unverified), Johann Caspar (birth unverified), and Johann Philipp (birth unverified).
They arrived at the port in Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766. They arrived in Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 47.
Johann Nicolaus Hohnstein, son of Jacob & Magdalena Hohnstein, was baptized in Eckartshausen on 21
February 1733. He married there on 20 December 1764 to Johanna Maria Siebold from Vonhausen. They had one daughter, Anna Margaretha, who was baptized on 4 June 1766 in Büdingen.
This Hohnstein family also arrived at the port in Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766. They arrived in Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 49.
Johannes Hohnstein, son of Adam & Elisabeth Hohnstein, was baptized in Vonhausen on 17 December 1741. He married 13 August 1766 in the Reformed Church in Lübeck to Anna Maria Reickert. They arrived in Norka on 2 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 201.
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- 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): 168.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 240, 283.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 259,260.