Johannes Peil, his wife Anna Katharina, and his sister Anna Katharina settled in the Volga German colony of Holstein on 7 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 44.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Peil was a carpenter (Zimmermann) from the German village of Bietlingen.
- 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): Ho07.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 136.