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.
- Parish records for Wächtersbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 139.