Morkel (Huck)

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Morkel (Huck)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Conrad Morckel, son of Hans Georg & Anna Maria Morkel, was born 2 January 1727 in Spielberg, east-south-east of Büdingen in Hessen.  He was married there on 2 April 1750 to Anna Katharina Werth, daughter of Johann Heinrich Werth.

They had a number of children baptized in Spielberg: (1) Anna Kunigunda, baptized 2 May 1751; (2) Anna Maria, baptized 11 June 1752; (3) Johann Heinrich, baptized 27 December 1753; (4) Anna Catharina, baptized 6 March 1757; (5) Johann Peter, baptized 20 August 1758; and (6) Anna Maria, baptized 18 September 1763.

Konrad Morkel, a farmer, his wife Anna Katharina, and son Johann Heinrich (age 15½) settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 3.

The 1767 census records that Konrad Morkel came from the German region of Isenburg.


- 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): Hk16.
- Parish records of Spielberg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 140.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Carsten Morkel

Maggie Hein

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies