Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Blankenloch, Stutensee, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Schopfheim, Lörrach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Joachim Huber and his family lived in the town of Blankenloch (today known as Stutensee, the result of the 1975 administrative merger of the villages of Blankenloch, Büchig, Friedrichstal, Spöck, and & Staffort), northeast of Karlsruhe.

Joachim married Veronica Tanner on 2 May 1726 in Schopfheim, northeast of Basel (Switzerland). Veronica, daughter of Georg Tanner, had been born in Gündenhausen and baptized in Schopfheim on 16 October 1700. In Schopfheim, Joachim and Veronica had a set of twins: Johann Georg & Anna Maria (baptized 26 September 1726). They moved to the village of Blankenloch and had at least five additional children, each baptized in the Blankenloch Lutheran Church: (1) Abraham (baptized 12 March 1730); (2) Hans Martin (baptized 6 June 1731); (3) Bernhard (baptized 4 September 1732); (4) Margaretha (baptized 13 September 1737); and (5) Johann (Hans) Adam (baptized 10 June 1739).

Veronica died, age 40, on 6 December 1741 in Blankenloch. Joachim then married Maria Katharina Schneider on 13 March 1742. Joachim Huber died in 1759, age 53, and was buried in Blankenloch on 31 December 1759. 

Joachim's sons Abraham and Johann Adam immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein). Abraham and his wife departed from Altona (Schleswig-Holstein) in April 1760 arriving in Fridericia, Jutland on 1 May 1760. They lived in Denmark until 23 April 1763. Johann Adam, with his sister Margaretha, his stepbrother Johannes Walz, and his step mother Maria Katharina departed from Altona on 29 June 1761, arriving in the city of Schleswig in the Duchy of Schleswig on 4 July 1761. They lived in Denmark until 22 April 1765.

Both brothers immigrated to Russia, but not at the same time. Abraham and his wife Maria Sophia (born 1736/38), arrived in the Volga German colony of Dobrinka on 29 June 1764; they are recorded there on 1767 census in Household No. 13. His brother Johann Adam married Barbara Emerdorfer (born 1739/41), daughter of Johannes Emerdorfer. During the journey to the Volga German colonies in 1765, their daughter Sophia was born. Johann Adam and his family, along with his father-in-law Johannes Emerdorfer, arrived in Dobrinka on 24 February 1766 and are recorded there in Household No. 57 on the 1767 Census.

Abraham Huber died at some point before 1798 and his wife Maria Sophia remarried to Jakob Sauer as they are recorded on Dobrinka 1798 census in Household No. Db56. Johann Adam Huber & his family are recorded on the same census in Household No. Db35.


- Parish records of Blankenloch (LDS Film No. 1272867, Items 4 and 5) and indexes of same.
- Parish records of Schopfheim (LDS Film No. 1189749) and indexes of same.
- Parish records of Schopfheim on
- Eichhorn, Alexander; Eichhorn Jacob & Mary. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Steinmeier, 2012): 233, 272, 455, & 664.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 317 & 328.
- 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).

Corina Hirt
editing and additional research by Maggie Hein