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Michelau, Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany

The Facius list extractions state that Johann Philipp Hix, age 44, came from Michelau. 

The Wolferborn parish records report that Johann Philipp Hix was baptized on 8 Mar 1722, the son of Johann Adam and Anna Margaretha Hix. Gertraut Kreb was born on 29 Mar 1716, the daughter of Johann Heinrich and Anna Barbara Kreb. Johann Phillip and Gertraut married on 4 Jan 1747. The birth of one child is recorded: Johann George, baptized on 24 Mar 1748. 

The couple and two sons arrived in Russia on 22 Jul 1766. It appears that Johann Georg was the only member of his family to survive the trip to the villages. He is recorded in the Kutter First Settler's List (Family #39), age 22, with his wife Anita (probably Anna Eva Maul), age 20. 

The 1775 Kutter Census reports Georg “Hicks”, age 27, his wife Anna Eva, age 26, and daughters Katharina (age 7), Katharina Elisabetha (age 4 ½), Gertrude (age 3) and Anna Margaretha (Age 1 ½). 

The 1798 Frank Census reports Johann George “Hicks”, age 55, and Anna Eva Maul, age 49, both from Kutter, in household Fk112. Gertrude, age 28, is in the same household, now married to Anton Elias Bernhard. Household Fk117 reports Anna Katharina Hicks, age 31, married to Andreas Heitzenräder, and household Fk61 reports Margaretha Hicks, age 20, married to Andreas Bastron. This surname is frequently spelled "Ixst" in translations of Frank records. 


- Family Search Film #1197015 (Wolferborn, Michelau, Bindsachsen)
- 1775 Census of Kutter (No. 40).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Fk112.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 162
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): p. 486

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