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Jost Becker (abt. 1750 - bef. 1798)

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Jost Becker aka Bäcker
Born about in Darmstadt, Hessen, Germanymap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
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Biography

Volga German
Jost Becker is a Volga German.
Jost Becker has German Roots.


Family #53 in the 1767 Grimm Census.
Family #130 in the 1775 Grimm census.


There were two Jost/Just Beckers in the Kulberg Reports: [1]

1. Just Becker, document #7042, traveling with his wife Elisabeth, page 429.
2. Just Becker, document #7089, single traveler, page 431.

Both travelers were recruited by Beauregard, departed Luebeck with Skipper Hans Karholm, and arrived in St. Petersberg on 15 September 1766. [1]

According to the Volga German Transportation List, the first family, Just and Elisabeth Becker, died enroute to the Volga region of Russia. [2] There was another Becker, Johann Jost Becker, no age given, immigrant number 4492, page 457, line 581. [2] This gentleman, however, was married to wife Margaretha Becker, listed immediately after his name in the Volga German Transportation list. It isn't clear if this is the same Just Becker from the Kulberg Reports, but it's the only possibility for a match in the Volga German Transportation list.

The Jost Becker who lived in Grimm was married to Anna Katharina as early as 1767.


1767 Grimm Census [3]

Family # 53
Head of the Household Jost Bäcker, age 20, Lutheran craftsman from Darmstadt
Wife Anna Katharina Bäcker, age 18

Also living in the household:

Family # 53a
Head of the Household Johann Konrad Waffel, age 19, orphan, lives with Jost Bäcker


There is speculation that Johann Konrad Waffel was Anna Katharina Bäcker's biological brother, but there is no confirmation of that yet.

By the time of the 1775 census, Jost and his wife Katharina had three young sons. Johann Konrad Waffel was no longer living in the family, but Jost's biological brother Johann Peter Becker had taken his place.


1775 Grimm Census [4]

Family # 130
Head of the Household Jost Becker, age 25
Wife Katharina Becker, age 24
Child #1 Andreas Becker, age 6
Child #2 Johann Peter Becker, age 3
Child #3 Johann Kaspar Becker, age 1 year 9 months


Neither he nor his wife are listed in the the 1798 census. [5] The couple's youngest child was born in 1787, so they must have died at some point after that but before 1798.


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pleve, Igor. List of Colonists to Russia in 1766, "Reports by Ivan Kulberg,", Published by saratov State Technical University in Saratov, 2010; pages 429, 431, Just Becker.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga 1766-1767; Translated and Edited by Brent Alan Mai; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska; immigrant numbers 1972 and 4490, Just Becker and Johann Jost Becker. See page A-37, immigrant numbers 1972 and 1973, page 360, lines 7 and 8 and Johann Jost Becker, no age given, immigrant number 4492, page 457, line 581.
  3. Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 2, Herausgegeben von Alfred Eisfeld under Mitarbeit von Sabine Eichwald, Published by the Nordost-Instsitut - 38085 Göttingen, 2005; page 80, family #53.
  4. The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; family #130 in the 1775 census.
  5. The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; 1798 census.


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