Friedrich Strecker was born about 1740 in Württemberg, Germany. He married Anna Margaretha and the couple immigrated to Russia with no children.
They arrived in Russia on 10 August 1766 on the Russian pink Vologda," a small, flat-bottomed ship with a narrow stern, typically square rigged, and used to sail short distances in shallow waters.
His wife became pregnant while they were in western Russia, and she had her child shortly after the trek to the Volga River and her arrival in Grimm on 04 July 1767. Daughter Katharina was born 12 days before the census was taken in August of 1767.
Head of the Household Friedrich Strecker, age 27, Lutheran farmer from Württemberg
Wife Anna Margaretha Strecker, age 22
Child #1 Katharina Strecker, 12 days old
It does not look like daughter Katharina survived to the next census which was taken in 1775. If she were still living, she would have been 8 years old; the two children in the Strecker family in the 1775 census were 4 years and 2 years.
Child #1 Johann Adam Strecker, age 4 years 6 months
Child #2 Anna Margareta [sic] Strecker, age 2
The 1798 Grimm census reveals his wife Anna Margaretha's last name at birth: Kunkelman. Any daughters they had were probably married and living in other households. Three of their sons and their families were living in the Strecker home at the time the census was taken.
Head of the Household Friedrich Strecker, age 77 in 1816, deceased 1819
Child #1 Johann Adam Strecker, age 64
Grandchild #1 Johannes Strecker, age 18 in 1816, deceased 1830
Great Grandchild #1 Katharina Elisabeth Strecker, age 14
Great Grandchild #2 Katharina Margaretha Strecker, age 12
Great Grandchild #3 Jakob Alexander Strecker, age 8 years 6 months
Great Grandchild #4 Eva Margaretha Strecker, age 5
Grandchild #2 Johann Adam Strecker, age 7 in 1816, to household #28
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 313, Friedrich Strecker, Lutheran farmer from Isenburg, traveling with wife Anna Margaretha Strecker.
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 #54.
↑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 #131 in the 1775 census.
↑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 #36 in the 1798 census.
↑1834 Census of Grimm in the District of Saratov, Russia, dated 2 February 1835; Translated by Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon; Published by Dynasty Publishing, Beaverton, OR, USA; Published 2011; page 13, family #39.