Martin Vogel, a farmer from Alsace, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 25 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.
Martin and his wife died after arrival in Russia, and daughter Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767. She is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 36 along with the Kaspar Koch family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Vogel and Koch families.
The 1798 Census of Bauer records Widow Elisabeth Vogel from Dietel in Household No. Br45.
- 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): Br45.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 293.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2695.