Bäcker / Becker (Preuss-4)*

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Becker (Preuss-4)*
Bäcker (Preuss-4)*
Бекеръ (Preuss-4)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Martin Becker, a farmer, his wife Anna, and daughters (Maria, age 18; Anna, age 12) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Mann und Frau under the command of Skipper Daniel Berg.

Martin Bäcker, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and daughter Anna Maria (age 14) settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 15 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 91.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Martin Bäcker came from the German region of Nassau.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Bäcker family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2005): 429.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1166.

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Volga Colonies