Völ(c)ker (Bettinger)

Spelling Variations: 
Völker (Bettinger)
Völcker (Bettinger)
Фелкеръ (Bettinger)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Georg Völker, his wife Margaretha, and daughters (Katharina, age 10; Anna, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Georg Völckel [sic], his wife Margaretha, and daughters (Catharina, age 10¼; Anna, age 3) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that the two daughters died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 27.

In 1780, Johann Völker left the colony.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Völker was a stonemason while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.

The 1767 census records that Georg Völker came from the German village of Möns in the Holstein region.


- 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): Mv0235.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 127.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4736.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4967-4970.

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Volga Colonies