Salomon Jung, son of Johannes Jung & Margaretha Eichinger, was born 30 October 1743 and baptized 31 October 1743 in the Eutingen Evangelical Church, a small town that today is part of the northeast metropolitan area of Pforzheim in Baden-Württemberg.
His father, Johannes Jung, along with his family, immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), departing from Altona, Duchy of Holstein, under the leadership of Christoph Paquet, on 7 June 1762. They arrived in the city of Flensburg, Duchy of Schleswig on 12 June 1762.
While living in Denmark, Salomon married Maria Elisabetha, widow of Jakob Meyer who had died when arriving in Altona. Maria Elisabetha, who had been born in 1724, already had four children. In 1764, Salomon & Maria Elisabetha had a son who was named Johannes. All of them are recorded in Denmark until 12 January 1765, when they immigrated to Russia.
Salomon Jung and his family arrived in the Volga German colony of Holstein on 2 May 1766, and they are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25, along with two remaining Meyer children: Margaretha (age 14) and Georg Jakob (age 11).
- Eichhorn, Alexander; Eichhorn Jacob & Mary. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen: Steinmeier, 2012): 303, 466, & 675.
- 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 Eutingen (LDS Film No. 1238344).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 132.