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Wilhelm Übell, a farmer, and his wife Rosina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the hooker Anna Catharina under the Skipper Adolph Scharpenberg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Keller on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 17.

Following the destruction of Keller, Wilhelm Übell and his family relocated to the colony of Neu-Kolonie and are recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Nk21.

The death of Wilhelm Ubell in 1823 is recorded on the 1834 census of Neu-Kolonie in Household No. 26.

The 1767 census records that Wilhelm Ibel came from the German region of Kurmainz.

[Some translations errantly record this surname as Ebel or Ibel.]


- 1834 Neu-Kolonie Census (Household No. 26).
- 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): Nk21.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 345.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #869.

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