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Büdingen, Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany

Ernst Wilhelm Urbach (son of Carl and Anna Catharina Urbach) was baptized in Büdingen on 9 Nov 1732. He married Catharina Elisabetha Ropplebein (daughter of Wolff Heinrich Ropplebein), on 18 Jul 1754. Four children were baptized in Büdingen: Maximilian, 11 Nov 1754; Willhelmina, 23 Oct 1757; Johann Philipp, 21 Mar 1762, Johanna Magdalena, 25 Aug 1765. Ernst Wilhelm, Catharina Elisabetha, Johann Philipp and Willhelmina arrived in Russia on 10 Aug 1766. They settled in Norka a year later and are reported there as Family #31 in the First Settler's List (with the name misspelled “Burbach” in Igor Pleve's Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet translation).


- Parish records of Büdingen on Archion.de

- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 310.

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): p. 237. 

Maggie Hein