There are two Vogel families that settled in the Volga German colony of Dobrinka on 20 June 1767. They both arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax. Their relationship to each other is not recorded, but they are believed to be brothers.
(1) Johann Vogel, a farmer, and his wife Margaretha are recorded on the 1767 census of Dobrinka in Household No. 62.
(2) Heinrich Vogel, a farmer, and his wife Margaretha are recorded on the 1767 census of Dobrinka in Household No. 63.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that both of these Vogel families came from the German region of Solms. The 1767 census records that both came from the Berman village of Oberpesin near Zorn.
- 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): Db24.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 330.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1846, #1847.