There are two Schicketantz families from Sprendlingen that immigrated to Russia:
(1) Daniel Schicketantz was born in Sprendlingen, Hessen, on 22 May 1744. Daniel Schicketantz, a single man, arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin. He settled in the Volga German colony of Frank in 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Daniel Schicketantz was a carpenter while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.
The 1767 census records that Daniel Schicketantz came from the German village of Sprendlingen in the Isenburg area.
(2) Georg Schicketantz, a farmer, his wife Eleonora, and children (Dorothea, age 5; Johann Markus, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the hooker Die Jungfer Dietrika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm. The only member of the family to survive the journey to the Volga colonies was daughter Maria Margaretha who is recorded on the 1767 census of Grimm in Household No. 80 living with the widower Konrad Leonhard and his children. Konrad's wife had been a Schicketantz. She is also recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 155 of Konrad Leonhard, but her name is recorded there as Katharina.
These families have been traced back to two brothers, both born in Sprendlingen: Mattern (born 1644) and Johannes (born 1650).
- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 155).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Fk042.
- Parish records of Sprendlingen (LDS Film #1193263).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 422.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 84.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #506, #5697.