Peter Keck, a single farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Lauwe on 19 August 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 57.
Karl Keck, presumed to be the son of Peter Keck, and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Lauwe in Household No. Lw33.
The descendants of Karl Keck are recorded on the 1834 census of Lauwe in Households No. 5 & 53.
Georg Keck (born about 1802) is recorded on the 1834 census of Neu-Straub in Household No. 44 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Lauwe.
The 1767 census records that Peter Keck came from the German village of Ehring in the Ansbach region.
- 1834 Lauwe Census (Households No. 5, 53).
- 1834 Neu-Straub Census (Household No. 44).
- 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): Lw33.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 49.