Bickel (Seelmann)*

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Bickel (Seelmann)*
Бикель (Seelmann)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Georg Bickel, a baker (Bäcker), and his wife settled in the Volga German colony of Seelmann on 15 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 60 along with orphan Elias Specht (age 17). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Bickel and Specht families.

The 1767 census records that Georg Bickel came from the German village of Götzendorf [?] in the Bamberg region.

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 160.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies