There are two Eckert families that settled in the colony of Huck. Their relationship to each other, if any, needs further research.
(1) The following baptism records for children of Anton Eckert have been found in the German village of Spielberg, today part of the parish of Brachttal: (1) Johann Georg, baptized 23 January 1735; (2) Anna Maria, baptized 5 April 1739; (3) Anna Margaretha, baptized 28 April 1743; (4) Johannes, baptized 25 April 1745; (5) Philipp, baptized 10 November 1747; (6) Annalies, baptized 11 October 1750; (7) Johann Heinrich, baptized 23 September 1753; and (8) Johann Peter, baptized 12 June 1757).
The parish register of the Lutheran church in Büdingen records the marriage on 9 April 1766 of Philip Rau from Salmünster and Margaretha Eckert from Spielberg.
They arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the pink Cargo under the command of Lieutenant Moses Davydov.
Widower Anton and his children settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 9 with son Johannes (b. 1745) in Household No. 89.
Johannes Eckert and his family are recorded on the 1811 census of Huck in Household No. 65 along with a note that his son Konrad relocated to the colony of Nieder-Monjou.
Konrad Eckert from Huck and his sons (Johann Heinrich, age 5; Konrad Nikolaus, age 2) are recorded on the 1811 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 56.
The 1767 census records that Anton Eckert came from the German region of Isenburg.
(2) Konrad Eckert arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1767.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Konrad Eckert was a farmer from the German region of Isenburg.
- 1811 Huck Census (Household No. 65).
- 1811 Nieder-Monjou Census (Household No. 56).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Hk04, Hk26, Hk50, Hk56, Hk65.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) : Origins and Destinations (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #504.
- Parish records of Spielberg (Archion.de)
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 141, 145, 162.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3224, #4126.
Patricia Gayol Windecker