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Fauerbach vor der Höhe, Butzbach, Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany

According to the indexed records of Münster (Friedberg, Hessen), Martinus Becker and his wife Anna Catharina had six children in Fauerbach vor der Höhe: Elisabetha, baptized 24 July 1744; Anna Catharina, baptized 28 February 1747; Martinus, baptized 23 August 1749; Anna Juliana, baptized 6 April 1754; Johannes, 12 May 1758; and Anna Elisabetha, 6 November 1760.

Martinus and his wife arrived in Russia on 17 July 1766 with three children: Martin, age 17 1/2; Catharina, age 20, and Anna, age 14. 

By the time they settled in Susannental, they had two children with them: Martin, age 18, and Anna, age 14. They are reported there on the 1767 Census (First Settlers List) in Household #25. 

The Martinus Becker family arrived on the same ship as fellow Susannental settler Christian Schmidt who came from nearby Hoch-Weisel. 


- Indexed records of Münster (Friedberg, Hessen) including Fauerbach vor der Höhe on
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 253
- Idt, Andreas and Georg Rauschenbach. Auswanderung deutscher Kolonisten nach Russland im Jahre 1766 (Moscow: Andreas Idt, Georg Rauschenbach, 2019): p. 32
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2008): p. 264

Maggie Hein