In 1789, Jakob Jäkel moved from Luzern to Schönchen.
Jakob Jäkel, son of the deceased Jakob Jäkel, is recorded on the 1798 census of Schönchen in Household No. Sn41 along with a note that he is working in Katharinenstadt.
- 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): Sn41, Mv1613.