Wückert (Kraft)

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Wückert (Kraft)
Wickert (Kraft)
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Викертъ (Kraft)
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Johann Adam Wückert, a miller (Müller), his wife Catharina, and children (Maria Elisabeth, age 17½; Friedrich Peter, age 13; Georg Adam, age 9; Dorothea Elisabeth, age 6; Johann Mathias, 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

Johann Adam Weickert [sic], Anna Catrina, and children (Maria Elisabeth, age 17½; Fridrich, age 13; Georg Adam, age 10; Dorothea Elisabeth, age 7; Johann Matthias, age 1½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that daughter Maria Elisabeth and son Johann Matthias died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 67.

The widow and children of [Georg] Adam Wückert are recorded on the 1798 census of Kraft in Household No. Kf24.

The 1767 census records that Johann Adam Wückert came from the German village of Miesenbach in the Zweibrücken 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): Kf24.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 411.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5178.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1892-1898.

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