Adam Beil, a farmer, his wife Sophia, son Klaus (age 6), and mother[-in-law] Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Laminkov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 28 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 22.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Adam Beil came from the German region of Köln. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Küregiso? in the Köln region.
- 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): Bn70.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 220.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #2804.