Völ(c)ker (Bettinger)

Spelling Variations: 
Völker (Bettinger)
Völcker (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.

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.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies