Bäcker / Becker (Frank)*

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Becker (Frank)*
Бехеръ (Frank)*
Бекеръ (Frank)*
Bäcker (Frank)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Becker families that settled in the Volga German colony of Frank in 1767. They both came from the German village of Lauter in the Hessen-Darmstadt region. Their relationship to each other, if any, is not recorded.

(1) Johannes Becker (age 27), a single craftsman (Handwerker), is recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household No. 72 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Krasnoyar in 1768.

(2) Conrad Becher [sic] & Christiane Elisabeth Lohrentz were married on 17 September 1765 in Roßlau.

Konrad Becker (age 21), a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Elisabeth, and daughter Magdalena (age ¼) are recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household No. 71.

Konrad Becker and his wife are recorded on the 1798 census of Frank in Household No. 71.

The death of Konrad Becker in 1811 is recorded on the 1811 census of Frank in Household No. 71.

There are no known surviving male lines of either of these Becker families among the Volga German colonies.

Sources: 

- 1811 Frank Census (Household No. 71).
- 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): Fk071.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #872.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 430.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies