Michael Hegelein, a farmer, his wife Kunigunde, and daughter Maria (age 3-month) are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits appended to the 1767 census.
Michael Hegelein and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Luzern in Household No. Lz07.
The 1767 census records that Michael Hegelein came from the German village of Medewitz.
- 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): Lz07.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 359.