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Johann Georg Hunkel, his wife Gertrude, children (Adam, age 6; Adam [again], age 2½), and a single woman Magdalena [surname not recorded] (age 20) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.

Johann Georg Hunkel, a farmer, and his wife Gertrude are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits appended to the 1767 census in Household No. 120.

The children of the deceased Georg Hunkel are recorded on the 1798 census of Wittmann in Household No. Wm49 along with a note that Bernhard Hunkel is living in Luzern.

Bernhard Hunkel from Wittmann and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Wittmann in Household No. 38.

The 1767 census records that Johann Georg Hunkel came from the German region of Dienheim.


- 1834 Wittmann Census (Household No. 49).
- 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): Wm49.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 373.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6903.

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