Georg Bickel, a baker (Bäcker), and his wife settled in the Volga German colony of Seelmann on 15 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 60 along with orphan Elias Specht (age 17).
The 1767 census records that Georg Bickel came from the German village of Götzendorf [?] in the Bamberg region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 160.