Völck (Ernestinendorf)*

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Völck (Ernestinendorf)*
Völk (Ernestinendorf)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Heinrich Hector Völck & Catharina Decker had a daughter Agnesa Magdalena who was born 30 March 1745 in the German village of Stafenberg.

Johann Heinrich Becker, a farmer, his wife Katharina and children (Friedrich, age 18; Julianna, age 14; and Henrietta, age 13) arrived from Lübeck at the port of 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax. They were travelling with their daughter Agnessa Magdalena (above) who was married to Johann Heinrich Becker.

Apparently only Agnesa, her husband, and her sister Juliana survived the journey to the Volga German colonies. They settled in the colony of Ernestinendorf on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 31.

There do not appear to be any surviving male descendants of this Völck family among the Volga German colonies.


- Müller, Hanno. Die Familienbücher des Kirchspiels Kirchberg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 403.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5329.


Brent Mai

Hanno Müller

Bill Pickelhaupt

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies