Johannes Huck, son of Andreas Huck & Albertina Margaretha Brodbecker, 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 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 1. Johannes Huck was the first mayor (Vorsteher) of Huck, and it is after his family that the colony is named.
Johann Jakob Huck, brother of the above Johannes, and his family 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. Her [step]son August moved to the colony of Kutter where he is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Kt75.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Huck came from the German region of Isenburg.
- 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.
Fabian Zubia Schultheis