Heinrich Heil, a single blacksmith (Schmied), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 169.
The widow and daughter of Kaspar [sic] Heil are recorded on the 1798 census of Warenburg in Household No. Wr116 along with a note that their whereabouts are unknown. Further research is needed to determine whether Kaspar and Heinrich are the same person.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Heil came from the German region of Runkel. The 1767 census records that he came from the village of Laubuseschbach in the region of Runkel.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Heil family among the Volga German colonies.
- 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): Wr116.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 347.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2031.