Georg Ludwig Wegel [sic], a carpenter (Zimmermann), his wife Katharina, and their children (Anna Barbara, age 3½, Jakob, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the command of Skipper Paul Adam Drath.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Lauwe on 5 September 1767. Ludwig Wechlein [sic] and daughter Barbara are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 31 along with his new wife, Margaretha.
Ludwig Wegele is recorded on the 1798 census of Laub in Household No. Lb43.
The 1767 census records that Ludwig Wechlein [sic] came from the German village of Willmandingen in the region of Württemberg.
- 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): Lb43.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 44.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5947.