Johannes Seipel, son of Johann Heinrich Seipel & Barbara Catharina Laberentz, was born 24 September 1740 in Romstahl. Sibilla Schmidt, daughter of Lorenz Schmidt & Anna Maria Weber, was born 18 April 1746 in Romstahl.
Johannes Seipel & Sybilla Schmidt from Romstahl married 17 April 1766 in the chapel of the church in Soden.
Johann[es] Seipel, a farmer, and his wife Sibilla arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.
Johann Seipel, his wife Sibilla Schmidt, and son Nikolaus (age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Köhler in Household No. 49. They had settled there on 21 August 1767.
Johannes Seibel and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Köhler in Household No. Kl86.
Son Nikolaus Seibel and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Köhler in Household No. Kl32.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Seibel came from Austria. The 1767 census records that Johann Seipel came from the German village of Salmünster.
- 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): Kl32, Kl86.
- Müller-Marschhausen, Ernst. “Russland-Auswanderer aus dem Bergwinkel um 1766 und die Spurensuche nach ihrer Rückkehr im 20. Jahrhundert.” [Online]
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 371.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #3839.