Johann Georg Holm, a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Schäfer on 1 August 1766.
He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25 along with his new wife Sophia Elisabeth (from the German region of Homburg) and her brother Friedrich August (surname not recorded).
In 1798, Gottlieb Holm moved from Schäfer to Reinhard.
The 1767 census records that Johann Georg Holm came from the German village of Nienburg in the Hannover region.
- 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): Rh20, Sf28, Sf33, Mv2532.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 95.