Johannes Hassel, a farmer, and his wife Margaretha are recorded on the 1767 census of Stahl am Tarlyk in Household No. 60 along with orphan Johann Eshouf [?] (age 10). They had settled there on 19 August 1767. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Hassel and Eshouf families.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Hassel came from the German village of Pegau in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 217.