Adam Seil, a single farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 7 June 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 87.
The 1767 census records that Adam Seil came from the German village of Elfershausen.
- 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): Om55.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 309.