Johann Georg Gabel, his wife Anna Margaretha, and servant Anna Margaretha [surname not recorded] (age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard the Russian pink Vologda under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Bartenyev.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 64.
Johann Gabel and his family are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 139.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Georg Gabel was a miller from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that he was a farmer from the German region of Hessen.
- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 139).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 82.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4918.