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Sulz am Neckar, Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Georg Seckinger (son of Jurg Seckinger) and Christina Weßner (daughter of Johannes Weßner) married in Sulz am Neckar on 21 January 1708. Among their children was Johann Michael Seckinger, who was baptized on 8 June 1719. Johann Michael was confirmed in 1733. No record of his marriage was found in the Sulz am Neckar parish records.  

According to the Eichholrn book, Johann Michael Seckinger, from Sulz am Neckar, and his wife arrived in Denmark on 1760. They settled in the colony Julianaheede and were there until 1763. They left the Danish colonies and migrated to the Volga Colony of Grimm.

The Seckinger family are not reported on any published First Settlers List. The 1775 Census of Grimm reports Michael Seckinger, age 56, along with his wife and two children in Household #33. One of their children is Johann Phillip, age 6.   

The 1798 Census of Grimm reports Phillip Christian Seckinger, age 29, in Household #63.

The 1811 Census of Frank reports Christian Sekinger, age 42, from Grimm, and his son Heinrich, age 2, in Household #140. The Sekinger family in Frank are descendants of Christian Sekinger.  


- Parish records of Sulz am Neckar on
- Family Search indexes of Sulz am Neckar parish records. 
- Eichhorn, Alexander; Eichhorn, Jacob & Mary. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Steinmeier, 2012): pp. 249, 604, 674
- Rye, Richard, translator. 1775 Census of Grimm (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1995)
- 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): Volume 1, p. 461
- Koretnikov, Mila, translator and Kevin Rupp, editor. 1811 34 Colonies in Russia Village Census Records (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2021): p. 96

Maggie Hein