Georg Grell, a farmer, and his wife Anna Katharina settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 139.
The 1767 census records that Georg Grell came from the German district of Hessen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 266.