According to a publication by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia titled "File on Those Colonists Departing in 1773; also about their dispatch to Saratov under escort of Kontora Cavalry Seargeant-Major Gomolka and the discharge of several colonists upon payment; No. 25882," the family of Georg Engel was from the German village of Hailer.
Anna Margaretha Engel née Bretmann, widow of the farmer Georg Engel (age 44), and her sons (Johann Heinrich, age 20; Wilhelm, age 13) arrived in St. Petersburg from Lübeck aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Marcau on 29 May 1773.
(1) Johann Heinrich Engel and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Galka in Household No. 27.
(2) In 1789, Wilhelm Engel moved from Galka to Müller.
Wilhelm Engel and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Müller in Household No. Ml03.
- Ger-Volga-L on Rootsweb (http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ger-volga/2009-11/1258657363).
- 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): Gk27, Ml03, Mv0664.