Johann[es] Keil, a farmer, and his wife Anna [Margaretha] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Johannes Keill [sic] and his wife Margaretha are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Johannes Keil, a farmer, and his wife Anna settled in the Volga German colony of Philippsfeld on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann[es] Keil came from the German region of Hessen. The 1767 census records that Johannes Keil came from the German village of Frielingen in Hessen.
- 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): Pp14.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 409.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5375.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3533-3534.