Martin Göbel, a farmer, and his wife Jakobina settled in the Volga German colony of Philippsfeld on 17 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 27.
In 1769, Martin Göbel moved from Philippsfeld to Biberstein.
The 1767 census records that Martin Göbel came from the German village of Ketzeman.
- 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): Bb02, Mv2287.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 409.