Johann Friedrich Beck & Christiana Auguste Hintze were married on 9 April 1766 in Roßlau.
[Johann] Friedrich Beck, a farmer, his wife Christina, and mother-in-law Magdalena [surname not recorded] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.
Johann Friedrich Beck, his wife Christina, and mother-in-law Maria Hintz [sic] are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Maria Hintz died en route.
Johann Friedrich Beck, a mason (Maurer), and his wife Christina are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 74.
Friedrich Beck is recorded on the 1798 census of Bettinger in Household No. Bt02.
The 1767 census records that Johann Friedrich Beck came from the German village of Hoschwelt [?] in the Wittenberg [Württemberg?] 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): Bt02.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #923.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 365.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4446.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5105-5107.