Konrad Frickel, a farmer, and his wife Sophia arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 25 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.
Konrad Frickel and his new wife, Maria Wendelina, settled in the Volga German colony of Kautz on 20 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 6.
The 1767 census records that the Frickel family came from the German village of Ottenheim in the Pfalz.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kz07, Kz25.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 334.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2708.