Biehl (Meinhard)*

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Biehl (Meinhard)*
Биль (Meinhard)*
Biel (Meinhard)*
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Mattias Biel, a farmer, and his wife Anna settled in the Volga German colony of Schönchen on 17 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11 along with a note that they resettled to the colony of Meinhard in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Mattias Biel came from the German village of Bierbach.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Biel family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 107.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies