Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Schlierbach, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
Hellstein, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany

Johann Peter Kreick (son of Melchior Kreick) and Elisabeth Schäfer (daughter of Johann Conrad Schäfer) were married in Schlierbach on 24 July 1752. Elisabeth Schäfer was baptized in Hellstein on 7 July 1726. Johann Peter and Elisabeth had four children according to the Hellstein parish records: Johann Georg, baptized 19 November 1752 in Schlierbach; Johann Jacob, baptized 17 February 1754 in Schlierbach; Anna Magdalena, born 15 December and baptized 21 December 1755 in Hellstein; and Charlotta Friderica, born 18 October and baptized 24 October 1756 (died 8 December 1758) in Schlierbach.  Johann Peter, Elisabeth, Johann Georg, and Anna Magdalena arrived in Russia on 9 Aug 1766. The family settler in Huck and are reported on the First Settler's List in Family #78.   

Elisabeth Schäfer is the sister of Johannes Schäfer, Conrad Schäfer, and Wilhelm Schäfer, who also settled in Huck.   


- Parish records of Hellstein (including Neuenschmidten, Schlierbach, and Udenhain) on
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 314
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): p. 159

Maggie Hein