Johann Philipp Göbel was born 12 April 1728 in Großen-Buseck. He married there on 17 July 1755 to Anna Elisabeth Albach, daughter of Christian Albach of Burkhardsfelden. She was baptized 27 June 1728.
They had 4 children, each baptized in Grossen-Buseck: (1) Johann Melchior, baptized 13 November 1756; (2) Johannes, baptized 11 February 1750; (3) Johann Philipp, baptized 31 May 1762; and (4) Johann Heinrich, baptized 9 June 1765.
The family immigrated to Russia, but only the parents and two oldest children arrived in Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 on the Danish galliot Engel Rafail with skipper Konstadt at the helm. They arrived in the Volga German colony of Urbach on 3 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 42 with newborn son Johann Friedrich.
Melchior Göbel relocated to Rosenheim where he is recorded on the 1798 Census in Household No. Rm17. Johann Friedrich relocated to Reinhard where he is recorded on the 1798 Census in Household No. Rh07.
- 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).
- Müller, Hanno. Großen-Busecker Familienbuch (Fernwald-Steinbach, 1999).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 279.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 229.