Hoch / Hock (Frank-1)

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Hoch (Frank-1)
Hock (Frank-1)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Heinrich Hock, a farmer, and his family arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.

Johann Heinrich Hoch was born about 1700 in the German village of Bergen near Hanau.

He and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Frank in 1767. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household No. 12.

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.


- 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.


Edward F. Wagner

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies