Friedrich Jäkel and Maria Margaretha Wulff

Friedrich Jäkel was born in 1744 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He was listed as Catholic and a farmer in 1766. His family name appears in Russian records as Jäkel, Eckel, Jeckel, Heckel, and so on.

Friedrich married Maria Margaretha Wulff 28 May 1765 in Rosslau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Maria Margaretha was born about 1740. Rosslau was a common gathering place for those headed from Germany to Russia and a number of couples were married here). It is not known whether Maria Margaretha came from the same place as Friedrich and married him as they traveled towards Russia or if she came from an unknown place and met Friedrich along the way. However, it is interesting that a couple old enough to be her parents, originating from Mannheim, settled in Graf. The possibility exists that Maria Margaretha was the daughter of this couple, Heinrich Wolf and Anna Katharina --.

Friedrich and Maria Margaretha settled in Graf, Samara, Russia 10 June 1766.

Friedrich married second Anna Maria Laber (in her forties in 1798 and was from Herzog, Samara, Russia, married first -- Hofstetter. In 1798, the Eckel family had lost their livestock to plague. To get by, they hired out as cattle herders in the colonies of Stahl am Karaman and Schwed.


Friedrich and Maria Margaretha's children are:
  1. Anna Maria Jäkel, born in about 1766 in Graf, Samara, Russia, married Nikolaus Opermann (b. abt. 1759, probably in Germany, lived in Katherinenstadt, Russia), was working in the colony of Louis (as was Nikolaus) in 1798.
  2. Andreas Jeckel, born in about 1773 in Graf, Samara, Russia, married Katherina Köhler (b. abt. 1776 in Chasselois, Saratov, Russia to Peter  Köhler and Elisabeth --), died in 1822 in Graf, Saratov, Russia.

Friedrich and Anna Maria's children are:
  1. Heinrich Jäkel, born in about 1779, married -- --, died in 1821 in Graf, Saratov, Russia.
  2. Barbara Jäkel, born in about 1783.
  3. Katherina Jäkel, born in about 1785.
  4. Magdalena Jäkel, born in about 1792, may have married -- --.


Sources: 

  1. Mai, Brent Alan and Reeves-Marquardt, Dona, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767): Origins and Destinations, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003.
  2. Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 2 (Kolonien Galka - Kutter), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2001.
  3. Mai, Brent Alan, 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture, Volumes 1 and 2, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999.
  4. Leus, Pavel M. (trans.) and Rupp, Kevin D. (comp.), Graf, Russia (Krutoyarovka): A census of the colony, December 10, 1834, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2001.



Church Records

Friedrich Jäckel & Maria Margaretha Wulff married 28 May 1765 in Rosslau

Source: Mai, Brent Alan and Reeves-Marquardt, Dona, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767): Origins and Destinations, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003.
Note: Footnote says, "Stumpp lists Maria Marg. Wulff (p. 136); Maria Marg. Wueff (p. 165).



First Settlers List

Kolonie Graf
(russischer Ortsname: Krutojarovka)
gegr
ündet am 10. Juli 1766

...
14. Eckel, Friedrich, 22, kath., Ackerbauer aus Kurpfalz, Mannheim
Frau: Margaretha, 26
in der Kolonie eingetroffen am 10.6.1766
erhalten von der Kanzlei in Petersburg 12 Rbl., von der Voevodenkanzlei inSaratov 150 Rbl.
1768 gab es in der Wirtschaft 3 Pfd., 1 Kuh
, gesät: 5 Četverik Roggen

Source: Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 2 (Kolonien Galka - Kutter), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2001.



1798 Russian Census
Graf
Gf05     Friedrich Jäkel               h              50          
this family lost its livestock to plague and is currently located in Stahl am Karaman and
                                                                                    Schwed where they are herding cattle for the inhabitants there; they have been there since
                                                                                    the beginning of this year
             Anna Maria Laber        sp             4(?)        from Herzog; formerly married to Hofstetter; age illegible
             Heinrich                          s               19  
             Barbara                          d              15   
             Katherina                       d              13   
             Magdalena                   d               6    
             Andreas                          s               25          Burghard's [sic] [Jäkel's ?] son by his deceased wife
             Katherina Kohlner         dl              22          from Chasselois
             Anna Maria                   d               32          Burghard's [sic] [Jäkel's ?] daughter by his deceased wife; working in Louis
             Nikolaus Obermann     sl               39           from Katherinenstadt; working in Louis

Workers: 4
Horses: 3
Cows: 4
Swine: 4

Planted - 1796/1797
Wheat: 1 chetvert 2 chetverik
Millet: 1 chetverik

Harvested - 1797
Wheat: 8 chetvert 6 chetverik
Millet: 1 chetvert 4 chetverik
Potatoes: 2 chetvert 2 chetverik

Source: Mai, Brent Alan, 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture, Volumes 1 and 2, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999.


1834 Russian Census
Friedrich Hekel
Birth: 1748
Wife: Anna Maria Lauber
Birth: From the colony of Herzog (Susly), Russia

Children:
1M:  Henrich Hekel
        Birth: 1779
        Death: 1821                  Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia
        Spouse: ??

2F:  
Magdalena Hekel
        Birth: 1792                      Graf
(Krutoyarovka), Russia
        Spouse: ??


Henrich Hekel
Birth: 1779

Death: 1821                           Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia
Father: Friedrich Hekel

Mother: Anna Maria Lauber
Spouse: ??

Children:
1F:  Teresa Hekel
Birth: 1820                               Graf
(Krutoyarovka), Russia


Andreas Heckel
Birth: 1773
Death: 1822                         Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia
Spouse: ??


Children:
1M:  Philipp Heckel
        Birth: 1800                    Graf
(Krutoyarovka), Russia
        Spouse: Elisabeth ?
        Wife: ??
        Marriage: bef 1822

2M:  Anton Heckel
        Birth: 1803                     Graf
, (Krutoyarovka), Russia
       
Death: 1824                 Graf
, (Krutoyarovka), Russia

3M:  Konrad Heckel
        Birth: 1810                     Graf
, (Krutoyarovka), Russia
       
Death: 1818                 Graf
, (Krutoyarovka), Russia

Source:  Leus, Pavel M. (trans.) and Rupp, Kevin D. (comp.), Graf, Russia (Krutoyarovka): A census of the colony, December 10, 1834, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2001.




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