Adam Ebel, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Johann, age 23; Johannes, age 17½; Heinrich age 13; Konrad, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper John Scott.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Müller on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 28.
Johann Heinrich Ebel from Müller and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Stephan in Household No. Sp12.
Johann Heinrich Ebel from Stephan and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Gnadentau.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Adam Ebel came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Zell in the Darmstadt region.
- 1857 Gnadentau Census.
- 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): Ml24, Sp12.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 181.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3645.