Michael Holz, farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Johann [Wilhelm], age 20; Katharina, age 17½; Jakobina, age 15; Elisabeth, age 3) arrived from Reval [Estonia] at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.
Surviving son Wilhelm and his new wife Veronika settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 15.
The 1798 census of Neu-Kolonie records son Wilhelm Holz in Household No. Nk05.
The 1767 census records that Wilhelm Holz came from the German village of Vielbach in the Kurmainz 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): Nk05.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 66.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #612.