Bäcker / Becker (Preuss-5)

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Becker (Preuss-5)
Bäcker (Preuss-5)
Бекеръ (Preuss-5)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Peter Becker, a farmer, his wife Maria, and son Wilhelm (age 4) 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.

Peter Bäcker, a farmer, his wife Maria Eva, and children (Johann Wilhelm, age 6; Bartolameus, age ½) settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 1 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 92.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Becker came from the German region of Trier. The 1767 census records that Peter Bäcker came from the German village of Ransbach in Kurtrier.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ps37.
- 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): #1162.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies