Veit Edel, a farmer, and his wife Anna Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a pink under the command of Lieutenant Moisey Davydov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767. Widower Viet Edel is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 77.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Veit Edel came from the German region of Tirol while the 1767 census records that he came from Insburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 379.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4183.