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Johann Konrad Spiecker & Anna Kunigunda Geil were married on 17 May 1766 in the Reformed Church in Lübeck.

Konrad Spiecker and his wife Anna Kunigunda from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 September 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Strelna under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 89.

Konrad Spiecker [erroneously recorded as Spikert], his wife Anna Kunigunda, and children (Anna Elisabeth, age 4; Johann Heinrich, age 1) are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 12.

Konrad Spiecker [erroneously recorded as Spiegel] and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Norka in Household No. Nr012.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Spiecker was a carpenter while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer. Both documents record that he came from the German district of Isenburg.


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 12).
- 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): Nr012.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1184.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 252.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5003.

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