Hoch / Hock (Frank-1)

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Hoch (Frank-1)
Hock (Frank-1)
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Johann Heinrich Hoch was born about 1700 in the German village of Bergen near Hanau.

Heinrich Hock, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Anna, age 16¼; Johann [Heinrich], age 15½) arrived from Reval [Estonia] at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.He and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Frank in 1767.

Heinrich Hock, a farmer, his wife Anna Katharina, and children (Anna Elisabeth, age 17; Johann Heinrich, age 14½) are recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household No. 12.

Son Heinrich Hoch and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Frank in Household No. Fk035.

Heinrich Hock and his sons are recorded on the 1811 census of Frank in Household No. 35.

The death of Heinrich Hock in 1829 is recorded on the 1834 census of Frank in Household No. 35.

The 1767 census records that Heinrich Hock came from the German village of Bergen in the region of Hanau.

The Hoch lineage has been traced back to Hans Hack from Bleichenbach. The name is recorded through the years in German records as Hack, Heck, Haak, and Hoch.


- 1811 Frank Census (Household No. 35).
- 1834 Frank Census (Households No. 35, 248).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Fk035.
- Parish records of Bergen.
- Parish records of Seckbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 421.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #452.

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Edward F. Wagner

Brent Mai

Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the family of Heinrich Hock.
Source: Brent Mai.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies