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Re: Germans in Russia
Posted by: Anna Huck (Guk) (ID *****5071) Date: November 16, 2010 at 19:37:30
In Reply to: Germans in Russia by Jody Huck of 149

Mine, the messages here are so old...but I am glad I found it!
Many Hucks' who remained in Russia have changed their last names to Guk (Гук-rus. spelling).
My great-great-grandfather's name was Lev (or Leo) Huck. The only photograph we have of him was taken in Siedlce, Poland in 1913 by a very famous then photographer Adolf Gancwol.
We don't know whether he immigrated from Poland into Russia or straight from Germany or Austria, or the way around. In the photograph he looks to be in his 40-50s, so perhaps he was born around 1865-1875, not sure.
Later, his family was relocated to Siberian town of Irkutsk and later to East Coast of Russia.
There is a website called Odnoklassniki in Russia that has a whole forum on Huck last name. Many people had forgotten its origin and unfortunately give some wrong explanation, but others do remember its correct roots.

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