Christian Stabel [mis-recorded as Stoppel on some translations], a farmer, his wife Anna Barbara, and children (Johann Jakob, age 17; Georg Bernhard, age 15; Daniel, age 11; Georg Friedrich, age 3; Maria Franziska, age ½) settled in the Volga German colony of Shcherbakovka on 15 June 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30.
In 1788, Georg Friedrich Stabel moved from Shcherbakovka to Stephan.
Georg Friedrich Stabel from Shcherbakovka and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Stephan in Household No. Sp30.
Friedrich Stabel and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Stephan in Household No. 48.
Jakob Stabel and Johann Franz Stabel sons of Friedrich Stabel, and their families are recorded on the 1834 census of Stephan in Household No. 45.
Anna Maria Stabel, widow of Jakob Stabel, and Johann Franz Stabel from Stephan and their families are recorded on the 1857 census of Gnadentau.
The 1767 census records that Christian Stabel came from the German village of Seelenberg.
[Some early translations erroneously record this surname as Stoppel.]
- 1834 Stephan Census (Households No. 45, 48, & 77).
- 1857 Gnadentau Census.
- 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): Sp30, Mv2772.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2004): 252.