Johann Christoph Zürckgiebel, son of Johann Conrad and Anna Margaretha Zürckgiebel, was born in Brensbach (Odenwald District) on 28 Mar 1744. He married Margaretha Elisabeth Blumenschein, daughter of Peter Blumenschein & Anna Margaretha Heist, on 19 June 1766 in Büdingen.
They immigrated, along with Margaretha Elisabeth's family, to Yagodnaya Polyana. They arrived there on 16 September 1767 and are recorded on the 1767 Census of Yagodnaya Polyana in Household No. 46.
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