Johannes Lehl, a single farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Pfeifer on 22 August 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 108 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Kamenka in 1768.
He is next recorded on the 1798 census of Pfeifer in Household No. Pf03.
Georg Lehl from Pfeifer and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Marienfeld.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Lehl came from the German region of Würzburg.
- 1857 Marienfeld Census.
- 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): Pf03.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 402.