Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Gersfeld, Fulda, Hessen, Germany

The Streck family initially settled in Walter, with descendants later moving to Hussenbach, Frank, Kolb, and Kautz. The Streck family is documented in the church records of Gersfeld, near Fulda. Johannes Streck was born in Gersfeld on 5 Apr 1733. His wife, Maria Elisabeth Kluber, was born in Gersfeld on 22 Sep 1739. They married on 11 May 1756. Three children travelling with them to Russia were Johannes, born 7 Jun 1760, Margaretha, born 12 Dec 1762, and Johann Georg, born 23 Jan 1765.

The family arrived in Russia on 14 Sep 1766.  They are reported on the Walter First Settler's List in Family #15.

The movement tables in the 1798 census show: Susanna Streck, daughter of Johannes Streck marrying Conrad Schreiner in Kautz; Johannes Streck moving to Hussenbach; and Nikolaus Streck, wife Elisabetha Muller, and daughter Elisabeth moving to Frank.  Another descendant, Georg Streck, later moved to Kolb.   

This family can be traced back at least 3 generations in Gersfeld, and includes Limpert and Kammerzell ancestors.

Two Streck families from Walter relocated to Brunnental in 1859.


- Parish records of Gersfeld on
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 407
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2008): p. 298
- 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).

Maggie Hein