Ickes / Ix (Kutter)
Johann Balthasar Ickes, son of Johannes Ickes (1712-1784) & Anna Maria Wagener (1711-1788), was born 1 June 1740 in Altenstadt, just west of Büdingen. At some point, he moved to the nearby town of Friedberg.
The parish register of Büdingen records that Johannes Niedenthal from Eckertshausen, son of Peter Niedenthal, and Anna Maria Ickes, duaghter of the deceased Johannes Ickes from Alstadt [sic], married on 10 May 1766 in Büdingen.
Balthasar immigrated to Russia arriving from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766. He settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 8 July 1767 as is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 7 along with his new bride. They are also recorded in Kutter on the 1798 Census in Household No. Kt16.
- 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): Kt16.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #629.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 477.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3193.