Daniel Schicketantz was born in Sprendlingen, Hessen, on 22 May 1744. He arrived in Frank as a single man in 1767. He is recorded on the 1767 Census of Frank in Household No. 21.
This family has been traced back to two brothers, both born in Sprendlingen: Mattern (born 1644) and Johannes (born 1650).
- Parish records of Sprendlingen (LDS Film #1193263).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 422.