Beil (Louis)

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Peil (Louis)
Beil (Louis)
Бейль (Louis)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Joseph Peil, a farmer, and his wife Anna Franziska settled in the Volga German colony of Louis on 14 June 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 45.

In 1788, Joseph Peil and his family moved from Louis to Franzosen.

The widow of Jakob Joseph Peil and their sons ([a] Joseph & [b] Peter) are recorded on the 1798 census of Franzosen in Household No. Fz11 along with a note that Peter Peil is working in the colony of Husaren.

[a] Joseph Beil and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Louis in Households No. 74 & 137.

[b] Peter Beil from Louis is recorded on the 1811 census of Seelmann in Household No. 13 along with a note that he arrived in Seelmann from Louis in 1802.

The death of Peter Beil in 1822 is recorded on the 1834 census of Seelmann in Household No. 196. [This Peter Beil is reported by some researchers to be Christoph Peter, the father of Peter Biel from Graf whose widow and children immigrated to Kansas. This relationship is not accurate.]

The 1767 census records that Joseph Peil came from the German village of Bitsch in the region of Lothringen.


- 1811 Seelmann Census (Household No. 13).
- 1834 Louis Census (Households No. 74, 137).
- 1834 Seelmann Census (Households No. 22, 27).
- 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): Fz11, Mv1574.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 90.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies