Biseck / Böseck / Buseck / Busek

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Johann Peter Buseck was born 3 September 1716 in Kröffelbach and died on 8 July 1764 in Biskirchen. He married on 28 December 1736 in Biskirchen to Catharina Margaretha Klepper, daughter of Johann Jost Klepper and Anna Margarita Weber. Catharina was born on 5 January 1716.

Widow Catharina and her children settled in the Volga German colony of Kukkus on 26 June 1767. She is recorded there on the 1767 census under her maiden name (Klapper) in Household No. 49.

The 1798 census of Balzer records oldest son Johannes and his wife in Household No. Bz099.

In 1792, Anna Maria Buseck, widow of Johann Georg Buseck (born 1 October 1761 in Biskirchen; son of the above Johann Peter Buseck & Katharina Margaretha Klepper) and her children moved from Kukkus to Schilling, but the surname does not appear to continue there.

The 1767 census records that Katharina (Klapper) Buseck came from the German village of Biskirchen in the region of Braunfels.


- 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): Bz099, Kk38, Sg006, Mv1447.
- Parish registers of Biskirchen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 472.


Joan Knizek

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies