Paul Bährlein, a farmer, his wife Margaretha, and son Georg (age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.
Paulus Bährlein, a farmer, his wife Margaretha, and son Peter (age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Leitsinger in Household No. 64. They had settled there on 5 September 1767.
Following the destruction of Leitsinger, they resettled in the colony of Neu-Kolonie and are recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Nk09.
The death of Peter Bährlein in 1829 is recorded on the 1834 census of Neu-Kolonie in Household No. 17.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Paul Bährlein came from the German region of Bamberg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Poppenwind in the Bamberg region.
[Some translations of early documents erroneously record this surname as Pirrlein.]
- 1834 Neu-Kolonie Census (Household No. 17).
- 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): Nk09.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 74.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6147.