Heinrich Becker, a paper maker, his wife Anna [Maria], children (Leopold, age 16, Johann[es], age 14; Ernst, age 7), and his sister Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767. Widow Maria and sons Leopold and Johannes are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 78.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Becker came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that Maria Becker came from the German village of Grünberg in the region of Hessen-Darmstadt.
- 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): Wt061.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 312.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5059.