Johann Göbel, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Margaretha, and daughters (Maria, age 12½; Friederika, age 10½) are recorded on the 1767 census of Walter in Household No. 85. They had settled there on 25 August 1767.
The 1767 census records that Johann Göbel came from the German region of Hanau.
There are no known surviving male lines of the Göbel family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 314.