There are two Hammel families that settled in the Volga German colony of Bangert on 1 July 1767. Their relationship to each other is not recorded, but they are believed to be mother and son.
(1) Antonia Hammel, widow of an unnamed farmer, and her sons (Wilhelm, age 12; Christoph, age 8) are recorded on the 1767 census of Bangert in Household No. 29.
(2) Kaspar Hammel, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth are recorded on the 1767 census of Bangert in Household No. 13.
Both of these Hammel families came from the German village of Cleeberg in the Wetterau area of the Darmstadt region.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bg10, Bg12.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 108, 112.