Herdt (Huck)

Spelling Variations: 
Herdt (Huck)
Гертъ (Huck)
Гердъ (Huck)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are four Herdt families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 and settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767. The first two are believed to be siblings. The relationship to and among the others, if any, needs further research.

(1) The parish register of Unterreichenbach records the births of two children of Johannes Herdt & Anna Catharina Priess of Oberreichenbach: (1) Anna Elisabeth, baptized 18 August 1857; and (2) unnamed child who was born on 7 January 1764 and died before it could be baptized. The birth of a third child to this couple is recorded in the parish register of the Lutheran Church in Büdingen: Susanna, born 6 June 1766, baptized 9 June 1766.

Johannes Herdt and his family are recorded on the 1767 census of Huck in Household No. 48.

Widower Johannes Herdt and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Huck in Household No. Hk53.

(2) Susanna Herdt and her husband Johannes Heptin are recorded on the 1767 census of Huck in Household No. 49. There is a Susanna Herdt, sister of the above mentioned Johannes Herdt, recorded as the godparent of two of the children of Johannes Herdt. This Susanna Heptin née Herdt is believed to be this same sister of Johannes Herdt.

Johannes Heptin and his wife Susanna Herdt are recorded on the 1798 census of Huck in Household No. Hk35.

(3) Johann Heinrich Herdt, son of widow Maria Herdt, and his new wife Katharina are recorded on the 1767 census of Huck in Household No. 51.

In 1790, Johannes Herdt moved from Huck to Walter. This Johannes Herdt from Huck and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Walter in Household No. Wt081.

Heinrich Herdt and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Huck in Household No. Hk54.

(4) Heinrich Herdt and his wife Maria [Hept] are recorded on the 1767 census of Huck in Household No. 52.

Heinrich Herdt, his wife Maria Elisabeth Hept, and family are recorded on the 1798 census of Huck in Household No. Hk08. It is possible that this Maria Elisabeth Hept is the sister of the above mentioned Johannes Heptin who was married to Susanna Herdt.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that each of these Herdt families came from the German region of Isenburg.

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): Hk08, Hk35, Hk53, Hk54, Wt081, Mv0965.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1208.
- Parish register of Büdingen.
- Parish register of Unterreichenbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 152, 153.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3117, #3129, #3130.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Maggie Hein

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies