Morkel

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Morkel
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Conrad Morckel, son of Hans Georg & Anna Maria Morkel, was born 2 January 1727 in Spielberg, east-south-east of Büdingen in Hessen.  He was married there on 2 April 1750 to Anna Katharina Werth, daughter of Johann Heinrich Werth. They had a number of children baptized in Spielberg: (1) Anna Kunigunda, 2 May 1751; (2) Anna Maria, 11 June 1752; (3) Johann Heinrich, 27 December 1753; (4) Anna Catharina, 6 March 1757; (5) Johann Peter, 20 August 1758; and (6) Anna Maria, 18 Sep 1763.

Conrad, his wife, and son Johann Heinrich arrived in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 3.

Sources: 

- Parish records of Spielberg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 140.

Researcher(s): 

Carsten Morkel

Maggie Hein

Volga Colonies