[Joseph] Anton Eckel, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Keller on 5 September 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 63 along with his new wife Elisabeth Dorothea and her mother Maria Christina [surname not recorded].
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anton Eckel was a farmer from the German region of Bamberg. The 1767 census records that Joseph Anton Eklich [sic] was a saddler [Sattler] from the German region of Konstanz.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 355.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6193.