Erasmus [sic] Eberling, his wife Maria Elisabeth, and sons (Friedrich, age 8; Daniel Wilhelm, age ¼) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov. Based upon his age, it is possible that this Friedrich is a stepson, and that his surname is Sagel.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767. Zacchaeus [sic] Eberling and his family are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 41.
Johann Friedrich Sagel is recorded on the 1798 census of Kraft in Household No. Kf49.
Some translations of this surname erroneously record it as Siegel.
- 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): Kf49.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 404.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4071.