Johannes Seipels & Anna Margaretha Kreutzer were married 23 April 1766 in the Lutheran church in Büdingen.
Johann [Jakob] Seibel, a farmer, and his wife, Anna, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 on a ship under the command of skipper Johann Grapp.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel where he is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Dt67 along with his new wife Margaretha Dietrich.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann [Jakob] Seibel family came from the German region of the Pfalz. Andreas Idt and Georg Rauschenbach report that Johann Jakob Seibel came from the German village of Hamheim am Rhein.
- Idt, Andreas & Georg Rauschenbach, "Die Berufer."
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #574.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Dt67.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5872.