Michael Bähr, a farmer, and his wife Anna Barbara settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 28 March 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 32.
The 1767 census records that Michael Bähr came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 80.