Peter Franziskus Dikeng [?] settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka where he married Maria Anna, the widow of Gottlieb Frank. Peter also died, and Maria Anna and her son (Andreas Kaspar Dikeng?, age 2) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kamenka in Household No. 20.
Maria and her son Andreas Kaspar are recorded in Household No. 1 of the appendix to the 1775 census of Kamenka. The surname there is recorded as "Dick."
Andreas is recorded on the 1834 census of Kamenka with a note that he had died in 1824. The surname there looks more like Duquesne (Cyrillic = Дукеснеъ).
The 1767 census records that Maria Anna Dikeng came from the German region of Münster.
- 1775 Kamenka Census (Household No. 1 of appendix).
- 1834 Kamenka Census (Household No. 35).
- 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): Km040.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 220.