Bäcker / Becker (Näb-2)

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Becker (Näb-2)
Bäcker (Näb-2)
Бекеръ (Näb-2)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Heinrich Becker, a single farmer, and his brother Johann (age 17) arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Brothers Joh. Heinrich and Joh. Georg Becher [sic] are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Heinrich Becker, a single farmer, is recorded on the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 89 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Näb in 1768.

In 1788, Heinrich Becker and his family moved from Näb to Bettinger.

Heinrich Becker and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Bettinger in Household No. Bt30.

The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Becher came from the German village of Eichel.


- 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): Bt30, Mv1843.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 204.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4788.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3310-3311.

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Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies