Huck (Huck)

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Huck (Huck)
Гукъ (Huck)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Two sons of Andreas Huck & Albertina Margaretha Brodbecker migrated to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Huck:

(1) Johannes Huck was born 11 April 1734 in Wächtersbach, Isenburg, Hessen. He married Augusta Maria Zepper, daughter of Georg Wilhelm Zepper & Charlotte Messer. She was born 25 April 1728 in Büdingen, Isenburg, Hessen. They have three known children, all born in Wächtersbach: (1) Jakob Wilhelm, born 20 November 1753; (2) Georg Philipp, born 10 March 1757; and (3) Katharina Elisabeth, born 19 May 1761.

The Huck family arrived in Huck on 1 July 1767. Johannes Huck, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Augusta Maria, and children (Jakob Wihelm, age 15; Georg Philipp, age 11; Katharina Eisabeth, age 7) are recorded on the 1767 census of Huck in Household No. 1 along with orphan Oswald [Niederhausen] (age 17½) [stepson of the deceased Jakob Kaufmann].

Johannes Huck was the first mayor (Vorsteher) of Huck, and it is after his family that the colony is named.

Johannes Huck, his wife Augustina Maria, children (Georg Philipp, age 17; Katharina Elisabeth, age 15), and orphan Oswald Niederhaus[en] (age 24) are recorded on the 1775 census of Huck in Household No. 15 along with his son Jakob Wilhelm Huck, daughter-in-law Anna Magdalena, and grandchildren (Anna Margaretha, age 2½; Johann Oswald, age 2-months).

The 1767 census records that Johannes Huck came from the German region of Isenburg.

(2) Johann Jakob Huck, a farmer, his wife Magdalena, and children (August, age 10; Christina, age 6; Heinrich, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.  They also settled in Huck on 1 July 1767.  Widow Magdalena Huck, recorded with the surname of Rupp [which could be her maiden name], is recorded on the 1767 census of Huck in Household No. 6 along with her children (Johann August, age 11; Ernestina, age 6; Heinrich Ernst, age 4). 

Widow Magdalena Huck remarried to Ludwig Hergenröder. Ludwig Hergenröder, his wife Anna Magdalena, their daughters (Anna Katharina, age 6; Maria Christina, age 2½), and [step-children] [surname Huck] (Johann August, age 16½; Ernestina, age 14½; Johann Ernst, age 11½) are recorded on nthe 1775 census of Huck in Household No. 14.

Her [step-]son August moved to the colony of Kutter where he is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Kt75.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Jakob Huck came from the German region of Isenburg.


- 1775 Huck Census (Household No. 14, 15).
- 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): Hk05, Hk13, Kt75, Mv1473.
- Parish records for Wächtersbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 139, 141.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3136.

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Fabian Zubia Schultheis

Brent Mai

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