Valentin Sippel, a weaver, his wife Sophia Margaretha, and children (Johann, age 9; Johann Konrad, age 6; Wilhelmina, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the galliot Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach. Son Johann is recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Hs070. The children of son Konrad are recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Hs031.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Valentin Sippel came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 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): Hs031, Hs070.
- Mai, Brent Alan. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga, 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): #6911-6915.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6227.