Johannes Huck, son of Andreas Huck & Albertina Margaretha Brodbecker, was born 11 April 1734 in Wächtersbach, Isenburg, Hessen. He married Augusta Maria Zepper, daughter of Georg Wilhelm Zepper & Charlotte Messer. She was born 25 April 1728 in Büdingen, Isenburg, Hessen. They have three known children, all born in Wächtersbach: Jakob Wilhelm (b. 20 November 1753); Georg Philipp (b. 10 March 1757); and Katharina Elisabeth (b. 19 May 1761).
The Huck family arrived in Huck on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 1. Johannes Huck was the first vorsteher (mayor) of Huck, and it is after his family that the colony is named.
Johann Jakob Huck, brother of the above Johannes, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766. They arrived in Huck also on 1 July 1767. Widow Magdalena Huck, recorded under Rupp which could be her maiden name, is listed on the 1767 census of Huck in Household No. 6. Her son August moved to the colony of Kutter where he is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Kt75.
- 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): Hk05, Hk13, Kt75, Mv1473.
- Parish records for Wächtersbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 139, 141.
Fabian Zubia Schultheis