[Johann] Friedrich Beck, his wife Christina, and mother-in-law Magdalena [surname not recorded] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.
They are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 74.
Friedrich Beck is recorded on the 1798 census of Bettinger in Household No. Bt02.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Friedrich Beck was a farmer. The 1767 census records that Johann Friedrich Beck was a mason (Maurer).
The 1767 census records that Johann Friedrich Beck came from the German village of Hoschwelt [?] in the Wittenberg [Württemberg?] region.
- 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): Bt02.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 365.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4446.