Martin Druzel, a farmer, his wife Eva, and daughter Elisabeth (age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach and are recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Hs017 (under the name Matthias).
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Martin Druzel came from the German region of Deinheim.
- 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): Hs017.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2366.