Peter Heil, a farmer, his wife [Anna] Katharina, and son Konrad (age 22) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 8 August 1767. Widow Anna Katharina Keil is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 96 along with her daughter and son-in-law (Heinrich Engel) with whom they arrived in Oranienbaum. Son Konrad Heil is recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 92.
In 1790, Johann Heil moved from Balzer to Lauwe.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that this Heil family came from the German region of Isenburg.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bz006, Lw18, Mv0055.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 99, 101.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4113.