Andreas Keberlein, a farmer, and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Pfeifer on 20 August 1767 and Andreas is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 66 along with his new wife Margaretha.
A translation of the 1798 census of Pfeifer erroneously records this surname as Keberle.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Andreas Keberlein came from the German region of Franken (Franconia) while the 1767 census records that he came from Würzburg.
- 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): Pf34, Pf70, Pf79, Pf82.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 393.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5094.