Michael Bähr, a tailor (Schneider), his wife Margartha, and children (Johann, age 8; Kaspar, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on a ship under the command of Skipper Fyodor Fyodorov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 19 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 60. They are recorded on the 1798 census of Neu-Kolonie in Household No. Nk07.
The 1767 census records that Michael Bähr came from the German village of Seigendorf in the Bamberg region.
- 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): Nk07.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 73.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7145.