There are 3 Thiel families that arrive together from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson. They settled in the Volga German colony of Kolb on 13 May 1767. There relationship to each other, if any, needs further research.
(1) Johannes Thiel, a farmer, and his wife Anna Margaretha are recorded in Kolb on the 1767 census in Household No. 16.
Johannes and his family are recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Ko03.
(2) Johannes Thiel, a farmer, and his wife Katharina are recorded in Kolb on the 1767 census in Household No. 17.
(3) Konrad Thiel, a farmer, and his wife Anna Margaretha are recorded in Kolb on the 1767 census in Household No. 18.
The 1767 census of Kolb records that all three of these families came from the German village of Langensalzberg in the region of Isenburg.
[Georg Ernst Kilel on the 1798 census of Kolb in Household No. Ko41 is recorded on the 1834 Kolb Census in Household No. 80.
- 1834 Kolb Census (Household No. 13, 42, 45, 60, 77,80)
- 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): Ko03, Ko29, Ko30, Ko41.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 389, 390.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1026, #1028, #1046.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0430, #0431, #0440.