Jakel / Jäkel / Jeckel (Balzer)
Johann Heinrich Jakel, son of Johann Jacob & Catharina Jäckel, was born 1 April 1722 in Dauernheim. He married in Düdelsheim on 27 January 1746 to Johanna Catharina Est(h)er, daughter of Johann Heinrich Burbach. She had been born 21 August 1718.
The baptisms of three of their children are recorded in Düdelsheim: (1) Johann Friedrich, baptized 31 August 1749; (2) Heinrich Peter, baptized 29 September 1752; and (3) Anna Catharina, baptized 4 May 1758.
Heinrich Jakel, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Johann, age 20; Heinrich, age 17; Katharina, age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Malinkov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 18 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 55.
In 1768, son Friedrich Jäkel moved to Kutter.
- Bonner, Wayne H. Volga German Settlers Identified in Isenburg and Other German Church Records Part I (Gardena, CA: Wayne Bonner, 2007): 28.
- Decker, Klaus-Peter, Büdingen als Sammelplatz der Auswanderung an die Wolga 1766 (Büdingen: Geschichtswerkstatt Büdingen, 2009): 83.
- Düdelsheim Parish Records (LDS Intl Film #1201789).
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