Christian Span, from Oberissigheim, and Anna Catharina Lochman, from Himbach, married on 7 October 1761. The baptisms of two children, both born in Himbach, are recorded in the Eckartshausen parish records: Johann Heinrich, born on 30 October 1762; and Catharina Ferdinanda, born on 1 July 1765. The family arrived in Russia on 9 August 1766. The only member of the family to survive the trip to Russia was Johann Heinrich, who was reported as an orphan in the household of Wilhelm Würtz (Norka First Settlers List #53). The Würtz family also came from the Eckartshausen parish.
- Parish records of Eckartshausen (including Langen-Bergheim, Wiedermus, Ronneburg, and Himbach) on Archion.de
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 259
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): p. 243