Nikolaus Gabel, a stonemason, and his wife arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
The 1798 census of Schaffhausen records that he is from Susannental and living in Household No. Sh25 in Schaffhausen.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Nikolaus Gabel came from the German region of Mainz.
- 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): Sh25.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4524.