Becker (Ernestinendorf-1)

Spelling Variations: 
Becker (Ernestinendorf-1)
Bäcker (Ernestinendorf-1)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Heinrich Becker, son of Johann Georg Becker & Anna Christina Schneider, was born in Stafenberg on 3 February 1737. He married on the way to Russia with Agnesa Magdalena Völck, daughter of Johann Heinrich Hector Völck & Catharina Decker. She had been born in Stafenberg on 30 March 1745.

Johann Heinrich Becker, a farmer, and his wife Agnes arrived from Lübeck at the port of 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the colony of Ernestinendorf on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 31 along with Agnes's younger sister Juliana (age 16).

In 1769, Johann Heinrich Becker and his family moved from Ernestinendorf to Biberstein.

Sources: 

- 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): Mv0550.
- Müller, Hanno. Die Familienbücher des Kirchspiels Kirchberg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 403.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5330.

Researcher(s): 

Hanno Müller

Bill Pickelhaupt

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies