Hans Wilhelm Bahl, his wife Susanna, and children (Kaspar, age 17; Katharina, age 12; Anna, age 7; Maria, age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on 20 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 72.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Hans Wilhelm Bahl was a farmer from the German region of Mainz. The 1767 census records that Wilhelm Bahl was a miller (Müller) from the German village of Aschaffenburg.
- 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): Km063.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 233.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1689.