Konrad Göbel, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Rosina, and orphan Christina Hein (age 12½; daughter of the deceased Johann Georg Hein) settled in the Volga German colony of Göbel on 25 May 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 60.
It is after Konrad Göbel that the colony of Göbel took its name.
The 1767 census records that Konrad Göbel came from the German village of Schwarzach in the Franconia 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): Gb06.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 54.