Johann Wilhelm Vogel, a craftsman (Handwerker), immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in the city of Schleswig on 30 May 1761.
He was dismissed from the Danish colonies on 1 May 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and is recorded there [under the name of Lebrecht Vogel] on the 1767 census in Household No. 51 along with wife Anna Margaretha, widow of Waldemar Andrian, and stepsons (Philipp Karl Andrian, age 13; Johann Wilhelm Andrian, age 6½).
The 1775 census of Grimm records Wilhelm Vogel in Household No. 60 along with a new wife Salome and his in-laws, Johannes & Ursula Meier.
The Eichhorns record that Johann Wilhelm Vogel was a servant of Alexander Pappenheim from the German village of "Meßbach, Amt Lichtenberg, Landgrafschaft Hessen-Darmstadt." The 1767 census records that he was from the German region of Isenburg.
There do not seem to be any surviving male descendant lines of this Vogel family among the Volga German colonies.
- 1775 Census of Grimm (No. 60).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1725.
- 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): Gm051.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 80.