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Oberreichenbach (Birstein), Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany

Conrad Kempel and his wife Anna Barbara arrived in Russia on 8 August 1766 with three children: Anna (baptism not found); Johann Heinrich, born in Oberreichenbach and baptized 26 December 1753; and Sebastian, born in Oberreichenbach and baptized 14 September 1756.   

The family settled in Huck and are reported there on the First Settler's List in Family #50.  

Sebastian later moved to Balzer and is reported there on the 1798 Census in Household #65. 


- Parish records of Unterreichenbach (including Fischborn, Hettersroth, Oberreichenbach, Obersotzbach, Radmühl, and Untersotzbach)
- Facius List extractions
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 208
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767; Band 2. (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): p. 152
- 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): Volume 1, p. 264

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