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Huck, aka Splavnukha or Splawnucha, was founded as a Lutheran ( sic Reformed) colony by the Russian Government on 15 August 1767. Its official population was 319 (in 1767), 380 (1773), 694 (1798), 9,600 (1912), and 4,921 (1926) {Mai, vol.I, p.17}. For the exact location of Huck, click on the Saratov Area Map (it is not yet ready).

In 1798 the official census taker Sixtel reported: "This colony is located ... on the Bergseite, along Elkhovka Creek ... 75 versta [a verst is slightly more than a km] from Saratov, 110 from Kamyshin and from neighboring colonies: Norka, 10 and Doenhof, 6; and 30 from the Volga boat landing.... All are of the Reformed faith, belonging to the congregation in Norka, where there is a pastor, but there is a church in this colony. Small children are taught reading, writing, and religion by a schoolmaster under the supervision of the pastor, in a school building (p.111)." "The colony is bordered on one side by state quit-rent lands contracted with the Saratov Treasury Champer by colonists of this colony and by peasant Khodyakov of the village of Topovka. On the other sides it is bordered by farmland of the colonies of Norka, Doenhof, lands belonging to local landowners of the village of Bobrovka, the village of Topovka, and by state-owned steppe.... According to ... the inhabitants, there are currently under cultivation 30 desyatina (1=2.7 acres) ... and 1,000 ... are suitable for cultivation ... only in places can they pasture stock. They supplement farming and production on the above by lands rented from the peasants of the village of Topovka, [and] from their quit-rent lands (166 desyatina). For hay fields on arable land they have no more than 30 desyatina.... They generally use dung fuel for heat (pp.111-12)." "This colony has a lack of farmland and hay fields.... they can be allocated more from the adjoining lands, for the government's quit-rent land, and from the state-owned steppe ... They have no other insufficiencies. Division is into three fields. They farm with plows; they do not fertilize the land. In the low-lying places, harvests are generally good, but on the higher elevations, it is only mediocre. They are all engaged in farming. Of the trades there are: one watchmaker, two blacksmiths, and two bootmakers. They have two flourmills located on Splavnukha Creek. There are no orchards or apiaries .... A small number of them live well, but the most of them in mediocre condition. Buildings are of wood, and excluding 12 new homes, are in dilapidated condition. There is one stone building.... none of packed clay.... Some of the farmyards are fenced, a few with wattle. After harvest they thresh the grain on communal threshing floors, separated from the colony, for the most part, but some thresh in the farmyards themselves. This places all the inhabitants in danger of fire.... They sell the grain in ... Saratov and to surrounding colonies.... The common grain store is in order and constructed in a suitable place. Currently they have rye, wheat, and oats stored in it ... (p.112)."

My cousin Brent Mai translated and cousin Dennis Zitterkopf published and copyrighted the 1834 (which includes incomplete 1816 data as well) and 1857 (which includes incomplete 1850 data as well) Huck censuses referred to below; in July 2008 the copyrights for those two census records were transferred to AHSGR. Brent translated and published the 1798 censuses (through AHSGR). AHSGR translated and published the 1775 census and another version of the 1798 census.

My Huck Ancestral Families

SCHLEGEL/SCHLÄGEL

In the following exact birth and death dates, except for Christina, are from the Schlegel Family Chart (hereafter SFC) done by Prof. Pleve. I purchased a copy in 1998.

176. Johann Konrad (16 May 1728-aft.1788?) m. Anna Elisabeth WAGNER (23 Dec 1831- aft.1775).. The 1768 Huck First Settlers' List hhold # 23 said [Johann] Konrad 40 was a farmer of the reformed faith from Isenburg [there were six Isenburg countries at the time!]; and said that his wife was [Anna] Elisabeth 38 and that his children were Johannes 16 1/2, Johann Hermann 12 1/2, and Johann Konrad 2 days. Household #4 of the 1775 Huck census had Konrad Schlegel 48, wife Anna Elisabeth 48, and sons Johannes 20, Johann Herman 17, Johann Konrad 7 and Georg Philip 5. The SFC says Johann Konrad was of the Reformed faith, from Wolferborn village in Isenburg, was married to Anna Elizabeth WAGNER, and that he moved to Doenhof colony before 1788.

88 and 89. Johann Hermann (23 June 1757-27 Oct.1795) m. Anna Margaretha Nagel SCHMIDT (13 Aug 1754-24 March 1840). The SFC says that Johann Hermann married Margaretha Nagel Schmidt born in Wächtersbach [in Isenburg] on 13 Aug 1754, died on 24 March 1840, and that her first husband was Adam HICKS. Household #10 in the Huck 1798 census indicates that [Johann] Hermann SCHLEGEL has died leaving a widow in charge of the household: Margaretha 45 (who had previously been married to Adam HICKS) with 3 SCHLAEGEL children ages 12, 8 and 6, as well as five HICKS offspring ages 28, 25, 20, 17 and 15. However, according to the SFC, the 15 year-old was Georg Philipp SCHLAEGEL, son of Johann Hermann.

44 and 45. Georg Philipp (10 Oct.1783-aft.1857) m. 1 March 1810 Jeanetta BROTZMANN (1790-1842). Household #55 in the Huck 1834 census has Georg Philipp SCHLAEGEL 32 in 1816 age and 50 in 1834, wife Johannetta 45, son (Johann] Ostwald 3 in 1816 and 22 in 1834, dau-in-law Katharina [ZITTERKOPF], son Lorenz 1 in 1816 and 19 in 1834, daughters Margaretha 17, Elisabeth 15, and Johanetta 13, and son Johannes 8, as well as brother Georg 25 in 1816, died in 1818, and nephew Peter 10. Household #66 in the Huck 1857 census has Georg Philipp SCHLAEGEL 66/73 (66 in 1850, 73 in 1857), son [Johann] Oswalt 37/44, daughter-in-law Katharina [ZITTERKOPF] 44, and several of their children including Christina 3, plus other children, in-laws, grandchildren and other relatives, totalling 38 in the household!

22 and 23. Johann Oswald/Ostwalt (26 Dec. 1812-aft.1857) m.11 Jan 1834 Katharina ZITTERKOPF (25 Dec 1814-aft.1857)

11 and 10. Christina (b.15 Dec.1853-9 Nov 1947 Marion Co, KS) m.19 Feb 1882 in Kutter, Heinrich Jakob BELTZ of Kutter.

ZITTERKOPF

184 and 185. Johann Konrad (1714-aft.1798) m. Anna UNKNOWN (??-1767) The 1766 Kuhlberg List #2642, p.181, has ZITTERKOPH Conrad, Ref., baker from Isenburg, [1st?] wife: Anna, children: Johann 18, Peter 16, Johannes 6, Anna 4. The 1768 Huck First Settlers' List (FSL) #58 said [Johann] Konrad ZITTERKOPF 52 was from Isenburg [there were six Isenburg countries at the time] and Kuhlberg said he was a baker; The FSL said his [2nd] wife was Katharina Charlotte 46 and his children were Adam 20, Johann Peter 18, Johannes 8 and Anna Eleonora 6. Household #22 in the Huck 1775 census (AHSGR trans. and pub.): ZITTERKOPF, [Johann] Konrad 60, wife Katharina Charlotte 50, offspring: Johann Adam 23, Johann Peter 21, Johannes 15, and Eleonora 13.5. Household #23 in the Huck 1798 census (p.505): ZITTERKOPF, [Johann] Konrad 85, [2nd] wife Charlotta (GEMER) 81, son Peter 45, his wife Katharina (WEIGAND) 41 and children: Elisabeth 19, Charlotta 15, Maria Elisabeth 11, Adam 7, Johannes 5, Michael 3, and Regina 1. Household #111 of Huck 1834 census has Regina [widowed and remarried] as the 66-year-old wife of Jakob WEISGERBER, with her son Adam ZITTERKOPF (age 20 in 1816) in this household as WEISGERBER's step-son back in 1816.

92 and 93. Johannes (1760-bef.1816) m. Anna Regina SCHNEIDER (1768/69-aft 1834). Household #21 in the Huck 1798 census (Mai, vol.I, p.504): ZITTERKOPF, Johannes 37, wife Regina (SCHNEIDER) 31, daughter Katharina 6, son Adam 3.

46? and 47?. Adam (1795-aft 1834) m. Barbara MICHEL (1797/98-aft 1834). As is indicated in the next entry, I think this is the correct couple, know at dickkraus1@yahoo.com. Huck 1734 census #36 of is Adam (age 38), Barbara (age 36), and four children ages 17, 16, 13 and 8.

23 and 22. Katharina (25 Dec. 1814-aft.1857) m. 11 Jan.1834 Johann Oswald/Ostwalt SCHLÄGEL (26 Dec. 1812-aft.1857). Huck 1834 census #55 is Katharina (age 21) as the wife of Ostwald SCHLÄGEL (age 22 with no children yet) living in the household of Georg Philipp (age 50) and Johannetta (age 45) SCHLÄGEL. Huck 1857 census is Katharina (age 44) wife of Oswalt SCHLÄGEL (age 44) in the G.P. SCHLÄGEL household. Katharina is included nowhere in the Zitterkopf family chart (ZFC) done by Prof. Pleve. Her birth and marriage dates are from the Schlegel Family Chart (hereafter SFC) also done by Prof. Pleve. Zitterkopf is a Huck name and since SFC gives no other village as her birthplace, she must have been born in Huck. Her parents are suspected, not proven, but her grandparents are obvious. As to her parents, cousin Helen Hile writing to me on 24 Nov. 2001 suggested that Johannes and Regina's son Adam married Barbara Michel on 13 Jan 1814 and that these two are the most likely parents of Katharina. I agree, but in the 1798 Huck census (Mai, vol.I, pp.501-16) there are the following other possible fathers for Katharina: at #21 Johannes 37 (father of the Adam just mentioned, who is age 3 and listed in this household; at #23 Peter 45, Adam 7, and Johannes 5; and at #27 Adam 48. Peter 45 and Adam 48 would have been 59 and 64 when Katharina was born in 1814 -- either could have been her dad if either had, in the interim, married a new young wife, but -- they both seem very unlikely. Adam 3 would only have been 19 in 1814, so also seems unlikely as father of Katherina. Johannes 37 and his wife Regina 31 could just barely have been possible as Catherine's parents (their eldest known child would have been 22 in 1814), and Regina herself would then have been 47 -- barely possible? Regina was in the 1834 census, aged 66 at #111. The brothers Adam 7 and Johannes 5 (sons of Peter 45) look quite possible, but in this case, cousin Dennis Zitterkopf, the village coordinator for Huck, who is descended from Peter, has what appears to be a complete listing of Peter's descendants -- Katherina is not in the list as daughter to either this Adam or his brother Peter. Taking all the foregoing into consideration, my working assumption is that Adam and Barbara were Katharina's parents, just as Helen Hile suggested. If anyone has any additional information regarding Katharina's origins, please let me know at dickkraus1@yahoo.com. Thanks.

BROTZMANN/PROTSMAN

Exact dates are from the Schlegel Family Chart (SFC) done by Prof. Pleve.

180 and 181. Jakob (abt 1735-aft.1775) m. Anna Elizabeta (1733-??). In the Kuhlberg Lists, #3110, p.207 is BROTZMANN Jacob, Ref., farmer from Isenburg, wife:Elisabeth, children: Johann 7 and Conrad 3. Huck FSL #17 is BROTZMANN, Jacob, 32, ref., farmer from Isenburg, wife: Elisabeth 38, son Johannes 7. Huck 1775 census #32 {AHSGR trans. and pub.): Jakob PROTSMAN 39, wife Anna Elizabeta 42, sons: Johannes 15 and Konrad 5.

90 and 91. Konrad (1770-aft.1834) m Anna Katharina KOCH (abt 1771-bef 1798). Huck 1834 census #143 has Konrad (age 63) and [a 2nd?] wife Anna Maria (age 63).

45 and 44. Jeanetta/Johanneta (7 Oct.1790-2 Aug.1842) m. 1 Mar.1810 Georg Philipp SCHLEGEL (10 Oct.1783-aft.1857). Huck 1834 census #55 has Johannetta (age 45) as the wife of G.P. SCHLÄGEL, with their son Oswald (age 22).

KOCH

182 and 183. Peter (1727-bef.1836) m. abt. 1768/69 Anna Katharina ECKART (1741-bef.1836). In the Kuhlberg Lists #3113, p.208 is Koch Peter, Ref., farmer from Isenburg, [1st]wife: Elisabeth, children: Anna 12, Elisabeth 8, Anna 3.5, Johann .5. The 1768 Huck FSL #13, said that the widower Koch Peter age 42 of the reformed faith was a farmer from Isenburg [there were six Isenburg contries at that time!]; his children are listed as Margaretha 13 1/2 and Eva Elisabeth 11. The 1775 Huck census #66 gives Peter Koch age 48, [2nd] wife Anna Katarina 34, the two older girls plus 3 younger evidently by Anna Katharina, including Anna Katharina age 5. I did not find either of Peter or Anna Katharina in the 1836 Huck census.

91 and 90. Anna Katharina (abt.1771-bef.1798) m. Konrad BROTZMANN (1770- aft.1834). The 1798 Huck census #70 (AHSGR trans. and pub): KOCH, Peter 71, wife Katarina (ECKART) 57, son Heinrich 22 (insane), deceased daughter Katharina's husband: Konrad BROTZMAN 28, his children: Johanneta 7 and Oswald 3.

MICHEL/MICHAEL

188 and 189. Ludwig Georg (1725-bef.1798) m. Anna Margareta UNKNOWN. The Kuhlberg List #3124, p.208, has Michel Ludwig, Ref., farmer from Isenburg, wife:Anna, children: Johann 10, Anna 13, Eva 7. The 1768 Huck FSL #55 said Ludwig Georg MICHEL was of the reformed faith, age 42, a farmer from Isenburg [there were then 6 Isenburg countires]; his wife and children were listed as Anna Margaretha 36, Johann Adam 10 1/2 and Eva 7. The 1775 Huck census #46 has MICHEL, Ludwig Georg 49, wife Margareta 42, son Johann Jakob 18, dau Anna Eva 15, son Johann Georg 6, dau Anna Margareta 1/2.

94 and 95. Johann Georg (1775-aft 1834) m. Rozina BAUER from Shcherbakovka. The 1798 Huck census #49 has MICHAEL, [Johann] Georg 20, wife Rozina BAUER from Shcherbakovka, dau Barbara 1/4. The 1834 Huck census #209 has [Johann] Georg 60 and [2nd?] wife Katharina 65.

47 and 46. Barbara (1797/98-aft 1834) m. Adam ZITTERKOPH 1795-aft 1834). The 1834 Huck census #36 has Barbara (age 36) and husband Adam ZITTERKOPF (age 38).

ECKART/ECKHARDT

183 and 184. Anna Katharina (1741-bef.1836) m. abt. 1768/69 Peter KOCH (1727-bef.1836). The 1768 Huck FSL #13, said that the widower [so his first wife Elisabeth who was alive in 1766 has died] Koch Peter age 42 of the reformed faith was a farmer from Isenburg [there were six Isenburg contries at that time!]; his children are listed as Margaretha 13 1/2 and Eva Elisabeth 11. The 1775 Huck census #66 gives Peter Koch age 48, [2nd] wife Anna Katharina 34, the two older girls plus 3 younger evidently by Anna Katharina, including Anna Katharina age 5. I did not find either of Peter or Anna Katharina in the 1836 Huck census. The 1798 Huck census #70 lists Peter KOCH 71, wife [Anna] Katharina ECKHARDT 57. She is not listed under the Eckhardt family name, or any of its varients, in the existing Kuhlberg lists nor in the Huck FSL under amny family name, so both her possible first husband and her parents are unknown. She married Peter in 1768 or 1769 since her first child apparently was born in 1769/70.

SCHMIDT or NAGEL ??

89 and 88. Anna Margaretha Nagel (13 Aug. 1754-24 Mar. 1840) m. Johann Hermann SCHLEGEL (23 June 1757-27 Oct.1795). Exact dates are from the Schlegel Family Chart (hereafter SFC) done by Prof. Pleve. SFC also says [Anna] Margaretha Nagel SCHMIDT was born in Wächtersbach[, Isenburg] and was married 1st to Adam HICKS and 2nd to Johann Hermann SCHLEGEL. What does the NAGEL mean here?? Is either NAGEL or SCHLEGEL or both here a typo?? The only two young women of the right age range that I can find in all of the FSL that I could check in 2001 are: 1) Anna Margaretha NAGEL15 in Galka household #50 a cousin of Konrad and Anna Margaretha NAGEL from Horbach, Isenburg, and 2) Anna Margaretha SCHMIDT 14 who as the orphaned daughter of Christopher SCHMIDT from Isenburg is Messer household #79. So far I have been unable to track either of these two into the 1798 Volga censuses. The 1768 Huck FSL #25 had Johann Adam HICKS/HIXT/HICKST age 20 in the household of his widowed mother Katharina age 50, a farmer's wife from Isenburg. Huck 1775 census #13 said Adam HICKS 27 was living with his wife Anna Margareta 22, their children ages 4 1/2, 3 and 1/2, plus his mother Anna Katharina 57. So Adam and Margareta must have married about 1769/70. I do not know where she lived prior to marrying Adam and moving to Huck. Huck 1798 census #10 indicates that [Johann] Hermann SCHLEGEL has died leaving a widow in charge of the household: [Anna] Margaretha 45 (who had previously been married to [Johann] Adam HICKS) with 3 SCHLÄGEL children ages 12, 8 and 6, as well as five HICKS offspring ages 28, 25, 20, 17 and 15.

SCHNEIDER

186 and 187. Philipp (1720/24-aft.1798) m Anna Barbara UNKNOWN. The 1768 Huck First Settlers' List #75 had Philipp SCHNEIDER 46, Ref., farmer from the Kurpfalz; wife: Anna Barbara 42, children: were Johann Adam 16, Elisabeth 10 1/2, Johann Jacob 7, and Anna Regina 1/4. Huck 1775 census (AHSGR trans. and pub.) #55: SCHNEIDER, Philip 51, wife Anna Barbara 49, offspring: Johann Adam 20, Anna Elisabeta 16, Johann Jakob 15, Anna Regina 8. Huck 1798 census #57 (AHSGR trans. and pub.): SCHNEIDER, Philip, widower, 78, son Jakob 38 plus Jakob's wife Katharina (STRUP) 30, and offspring: Adam 11, Daniel 9, Johannes 6, Jakob 4, and Philip 1.

93 and 92.. Anna Regina (1768/69-aft.1834) m. Johannes ZITTERKOPF(1760-bef.1816). Huck 1798 census #21 said [Anna] Regina SCHNEIDER 31 was wife to Johannes ZITTERKOPF 37, with daughter Katarina 6 and son Adam 3.

WAGNER

177 and 176. Anna Elisabeth (23 Dec 1731- aft.1775) m. Johann Konrad SCHLEGEL (16 May 1728-aft.1788?). The 1768 Huck FSL, hhold #23 said [Anna] Elisabeth 38 was wife to Konrad Schlegel. The 1775 Huck census #14 had Konrad Schlegel 48, wife Anna Elisabeth 48, and sons Johannes 20, Johann Herman 17, Johann Konrad 7 and Georg Philip 5. The SFC says Johann Konrad SCHLEGEL was from Wolferborn village in Isenburg, and that he and wife Anna Elizabeth WAGNER moved to Dönhof colony before 1788. I can not find either member of this couple in the 1798 Doenhof census, but do find one of their sons there.

MAIDEN NAMES UNKNOWN

181. Anna Elizabeta (1730/32-aft.1775) m. Jakob BROTZMANN.

187. Anna Barbara (1726-bef.1798) m. Philipp SCHNEIDER.

189. Anna Margaretha (abt 1732-aft.1775 ) m. Ludwig Georg MICHEL.

I do not know anything about the origins of these women. If you can help, please e-mail me at dickkraus1@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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