Bäcker / Becker (Kolb)

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Becker (Kolb)
Bäcker (Kolb)
Бекеръ (Kolb)
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Johann Jacob Becker and his wife Anna Magdalena Bender, along with two of their children, immigrated to the Volga German colony of Kolb from the German village of Falkenstein.  Johann Jacob was baptized on 24 September 1730 in Sankt Alban near Falkenstein, and Anna Magdalena was baptized there on 19 May 1737.

Their marriage is recorded in the Sankt Alban church on 2 March 1756.

Jakob Becker, a farmer, his wife Anna [Magdalena], and daughters (Anna, age 8; Barbara, age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 176 aboard the ship Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.

Jakob Becker, a farmer, his wife [Anna] Magdalena, and daughter Barbara (age 3) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kolb in Household No. 10. They had arrived in Kolb on 13 May 1767.

Friedrich Becker is recorded on the 1857 census of Kolb in Household No. 102 and on the 1857 census of Brunnental.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Becker came from the German region of the Pfalz. The 1767 census records that he came from the Village of Sankt-Thomas near Falkenstein.


- 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): Ko33, Ko34.
- Parish records of Sankt Alban (LDS Film #193160).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 388.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #992.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0406.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Maggie Hein

Brent Mai

Record from the Sankt Alban church showing Jacob Becker's baptism 24 September 1730.

Record from the Sankt Alban church: Jacob Becker and Anna Magdalena Bender married on 2 March 1756.

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