Völ(c)ker (Philippsfeld)

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Völker (Philippsfeld)
Völcker (Philippsfeld)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

[Johann] Heinrich Völker, his wife Anna, and children (Konrad, age 15; Hienrich, age 8; Georg, age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann.

Johann Heinrich Völker, a farmer, his wife Anna, and sons [by a previous wife] (Konrad, age 17; Heinrich, age 10; Georg, age 6) settled in the Volga German colony of Philippsfeld on 17 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40.

The 1798 census of Philippsfeld records that Friedrich Völker is working in the colony of Schwed.

The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Völker came from the German village of Goßmannsrode.


- 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): Pp10.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 411.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #7223.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies