Family #75 in the 1767 Grimm census.
Family #144 in the 1775 Grimm census.
Family #110 in the 1798 Grimm census.
Family #65 in the 1834 Grimm census.
According to the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University, the original spelling of this surname was Yckes.
The spelling of the surname in all Volga German records uses an I instead of a Y, so the surname for these family members will be spelled Icks or Ichs.
George Icks was the son of Johann Yckes, born 1686 and died 22 January 1747, and Anna Gertraut, last name at birth unknown. Georg was born on 13 October 1736 in Romrod near Alsfeld in Hessen. He married Anna Barbara Schäfer in Büdingen on 07 April 1766 before immigrating to Russia and settling in Grimm.
The only immigration record that looks like a match is found in the Kulberg Reports under the name Ikes :
Ikes, Johann, Lutheran farmer from Darmstadt document number 2725, wife Anna. The couple departed from Luebeck and arrived in Russia on 31 July 1766.
Georg Icks is listed in the first census of Grimm, Russia.
Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767), (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): 62.
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 186,Ikes, Johann, Lutheran farmer from Darmstadt document number 2725, wife Anna.
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; family #75, Georg and Barbara Icks.
↑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 #144 in the 1775 census, Georg Iks/Ickes family.
↑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 #110 in the 1798 census, Georg Icks family.
↑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 20, family #65, Georg Ichs family.