Heinrich Eckel, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Schuck on 18 June 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 4.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Eckel came from the German village of Dieburg in the Mainz region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 112