Konrad Beckel, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
Konrad Beckel, a farmer, and his wife Anna are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 79. It is not known in which colony they eventually settled.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Beckel came from the German region of Bayreuth. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Erlbach.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Beckel family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 366.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4713.