Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Burghaun, Fulda, Hessen, Germany

Johann Heinrich Zimmerman (born 19 Mar 1734, son of Wiegand Zimmerman) married Anna Maria Ebert (daughter of the late Reinhardt Ebert of Gruben) on 1 Nov 1757 in Burghaun. They had four children according to the Burghaun parish records: Johannes, born 16 Aug 1758; Johann Adam, born 6 Mar 1762 (died 17 Aug 1765); twins born on 13 Oct 1765, Johann Adam and Johann Heinrich (died 7 Dec 1765).

The parents, their two surviving sons, and Anna Catharina, age 17 ½, whose relationship to the other family members is unclear, arrived in Russia on 13 Sep 1766. The family settled in Hussenbach.

Johann Adam Zimmerman moved from Hussenbach to Frank in 1788. 


- Parish records of Burghaun on Archion.de.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) pp. 395
- Nakaji, Susan Hopp. Reconstructed First Settlers List for Hussenbach (Linevo Osero)
- 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)

Maggie Hein