Junker (Balzer)

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Junker (Balzer)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Konrad Junker, a farmer, his wife Wilhelmina, and children (Eleonora, age 20; Elisabeth, age 18½; Johann Heinrich, age 17) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

Konrad died and widow Wilhelmina remarried to Heinrich Becker who arrived in Oranienbaum on the same ship. The combined Becker / Junker family settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 8 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 103.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Junker came from the German region of Isenburg.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 103.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4026.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies