Johann Georg Honecker, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766. He settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 8 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 47.
His widow and children from his first wife are recorded on the 1798 census in the colony of Semenovka (Se27).
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Georg Honecker came from the German region of Mainz while the 1767 census records that he came from the German district of Frieburg.
- 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): Se27.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 487.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3226.