Johann Christoph Ehrlich, a miller (Müller), and his family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein). His wife (name not recorded) died 14 June 1761. Johann Christoph and the children (Christoph, age 12; Friedrich, age 10; Gottlieb, age 7; and Daniel, age 4) arrived in the city of Schleswig on 4 July 1761. He remarried to Katharina Reichenbacher, sister-in-law of Christoph Maier [who settled in the Volga German colony of Shcherbakovka]. They were dismissed from the Danish colony on 6 June 1763 and joined the migration to Russia.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dobrinka. Johann Christoph Ehrlich died and Katharina remarried to Johann Leonhard Schneider. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Dobrinka in Household No. 51 along with Johann Ehrlich, age 10.
Son, Christoph Ehrlich is believed to have settled in the Volga German colony of Shcherbakovka where he is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Sv29.
The Eichhorns record that Johann Christoph Ehrlich came from the German region of Bayern (Bavaria).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): A24-2, A24-79, B-317.
- 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): Sv29.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 327.