Johann[es] Keil, a single cobbler, 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 as a farmer on the 1767 census in Household No. 114.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann[es] Keil came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Anterlot [?] in the Darmstadt region.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Keil 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): Wr063.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 339.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2020.