Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Spielberg (Brachtal), Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany

Anton Eckert arrived in the village of Huck with six children: Johann Jacob, age 30, Philipp, age 20, Johann Heinrich, age 15, Johann Peter, age 11, and Elisabeth, age 18.  The family is reported on the First Settler's List in Household #9.  

The following baptism records for children of Anton Eckert have been found in the Spielberg  church records: Johann Georg, baptized 23 Jan 1735, Anna Maria Eckert, baptized 5 Apr 1739, Anna Margaretha, baptized 28 Apr 1743, Johannes, baptized 25 Apr 1745, Philip, baptized 10 Nov 1747, Annalies, baptized 11 Oct 1750, Johann Heinrich, baptized 23 Sep 1753, and Johann Peter, baptized 12 Jun 1757.

The marriage of Anna Maria Eckert and Johannes Schlotthauer was recorded in Spielberg on 21 Sep 1764. The marriage of Anna Margaretha Eckert and Philip Rau was recorded on 9 Apr 1766 in Büdingen. Both couples also settled in Huck, as did Johannes Eckert with his wife Anna Katharina Keim.

Research continues on this family in an effort to locate additional birth and marriage records.


- Parish records of Spielberg on
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): p. 141-142

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