Philipp Heil, a farmer, his wife Maria Ursula, and daughters (Maria Klara, age 9; Elisabeth, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Detlov Merberg.
Daughter Klara is recorded on the 1767 census of Pfeifer in Household No. 61 along with the Andreas Spahn family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Heil and Spahn families.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Philipp Heil came from the German region of Fulda.