Becker (Balzer-2)*

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Becker (Balzer-2)*
Бекеръ (Balzer-2)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Weil Becker, a farmer, and his wife Anna Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 18 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 69 along with Maria Elisabeth Ulrich, his mother-in-law.

The 1767 census records that Weil Becker came from the German village of Strotzbüsch.

There are no known surviving male descendants of this Becker family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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): Bz005.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 92.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies