Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Groß-Zimmern, Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hessen, Germany

Johann Adolph Steinbrecher was married in Gross-Zimmern on 24 February 1743 to Maria Barbara Dietrich. She was born on 16 March 1713 in nearby Spachbrücken.

Their son Johann David was born in Gross-Zimmern on 22 June 1745. He married on 14 May 1765 to Eleonora Schneider in Lübeck in route to Russia.

The family moved to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) where they settled in the colony of Neubörm. They arrived in Dönhof on 21 July 1766 and are listed there on the 1767 Census in Households No. 10 (Adolf & Maria Barbara) and No. 23 (David & Eleonora).


- Lang, Gerhard. German Colonists of Denmark on the Volga .
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 343, 347.

Gerhard Lang
Brent Mai