[Johann] Leonhard Eitel, a butcher, his wife Maria Katharina, and their son Johann Balthasar arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the galliot Die Fortuna under the command of Skipper Peter Stahl.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Beideck where Johannes [sic] Eitel and his family are recorded on the 1775 census in Household No. 12.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Leonhard Eitel came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 1775 Census of Beideck (No. 12).
- 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): Bd12.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2254.