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Huck, also known as Splavnukha or Splaunucha, was founded on 1 July 1767 with 79 families from the area of Isenburg and Palatinate.  The village is located on the Bergseite, approximately 50 miles southwest of Saratov along the Yelkhovka Creek, near the Splavnukha River from which it takes the Russian name.

 

Population of the Village (Courtesy of the Center for Volga German Studies)
YEAR Households Total Male Female
1767   306    
1769 79 319 161 158
1773 80 380 195 183
1788 78 570 282 288
1798 87 643 325 318
1816 126 1,209 592 617
1834 210 2,120 1,078 1,042
1850 228 3,491 1,752 1,739
1857 372 4,241 2,110 2,131
1859 322 4,328 2,184 2,144
1886* 535 5,191 2,565 2,626
1891 400 7,384 3,688 3,696
1894 387 7,309 3,677 3,632
1897   5,134**    
1905   7,200    
1911   9,866    
1920   6,348    
1922   4,938    
1926   5,031*** 2,431 2,583
1931   5,200****    

*Including 172 families that have permanently relocated elsewhere (to daughter colonies on the Wiesenseite, to the Caucasus, and to America.
**Of whom 5,109 were German.
***Of whom 5,014 were German.
****Of whom 5,188 were German.

 

   
Church
The congregation in Huck was originally part of the Reformed parish headquartered in the village of Norka.  A wooden church was built in Huck in 1840.

Religious

The congregation of Huck was served by the following pastors:

Johann Georg Herwig
1769-1782

Johann Baptista Cattaneo
1784-1831



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    AHSGR Village Coordinator for Huck is DENNIS ZITTERKOPF    

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