The following baptism records for children of Anton Eckert have been found in the German village of Spielberg, today part of the parish of Brachttal: (1) Johann Georg, baptized 23 January 1735; (2) Anna Maria, baptized 5 April 1739; (3) Anna Margaretha, baptized 28 April 1743; (4) Johannes, baptized 25 April 1745; (5) Philipp, baptized 10 November 1747; (6) Annalies, baptized 11 October 1750; (7) Johann Heinrich, baptized 23 September 1753; and (8) Johann Peter, baptized 12 June 1757).
The parish register of the Lutheran church in Büdingen records the marriage on 9 April 1766 of Philip Rau from Salmünster and Margaretha Eckert from Spielberg. They joined the migration to Russia, arriving from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a pink under the command of Lieutenant Moisey Davydov.
Widower Anton and his children settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 9 with son Johannes (b. 1745) in Household No. 89.
The 1767 census records that Anton Eckert came from the German region of Isenburg.
There is also a Konrad Eckert who settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24. He had arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1767. Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Konrad Eckert was a farmer from the German region of Isenburg.
A relationship between Anton Eckert and Konrad Eckert has not been determined.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Hk04, Hk26, Hk50, Hk56, Hk65.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) : Origins and Destinations (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #504.
- Parish records of Spielberg (Archion.de)
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 141, 145, 162.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3224, #4126.
Patricia Gayol Windecker