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Johann Philipp Becker (abt. 1727)

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Johann Philipp (Philipp) Becker
Born about in Pfalz, Germanymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1748 in Germanymap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Oranienbaum, Russiamap
Profile last modified 3 Sep 2019 | Created 1 Nov 2018
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Volga German
Philipp Becker is a Volga German.
Philipp Becker has German Roots.

Family #68 in the 1767 Grimm census.

Johann Philipp Becker was from the Pfalz area in what is now Germany. He was probably born around 1727. His name is found in the Kulberg Reports as an immigrant from Germany to Russia in 1766. He departed Luebeck on the hooker Die Jungfer Dietrika with his wife Louisa and arrived in St. Petersburg on 13 September 1766. [1]

The couple also had a daughter named Anna Margaretha, born about 1747, but she is not listed in the same entry with her parents. Despite that, she arrived in Oranienbaum at the same time as her parents. Margaretha Becker soon married fellow single traveler Jakob Schott and became pregnant with their first child shortly thereafter.

Johann Philipp did not survive the journey to the Volga River. His wife is listed as a widow in the 1767 census. Daughter Margaretha named one of her children after her father: Johann Philipp Schott.

1767 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 68
Head of the Household Jakob Schott, age 25, Catholic craftsman from Mehlis [Zelle-Mehlis?]
Wife Margaretha Schott, age 22
Child #1 Johann Konrad Andreas Schott, age 1 month
Also living in the same household:
Family # 68a
Head of the Household Louisa Berger [Becker?], widow, mother of Margaretha Schott
Note Lives with Jakob Schott family; there is no age listed for her


  1. Pleve, Igor. List of Colonists to Russia in 1766, "Reports by Ivan Kulberg," Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation, Saratov State Technical University; Published in Saratov, Russia 2010; page 362, Johann Philipp Becker, Reformed Lutheran, shoemaker from Pfalz, document number 5692, wife Louisa Elisabeth.
  2. 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 81, family #68 and family #68a.

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