There are two Biel families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jakob Bauer. They both settled in the Volga German colony of Schwab on 8 July 1767.
(1) [Johann] Georg Biel, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and his sister Katharina (age 30) arrived in Oranienbaum. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Schwab in Household No. 12.