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