Johann Friedrich Krieger, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Merkel on 28 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 41.
Friedrich Krieger and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Merkel in Household No. Mr21.
Johannes Krieger from Merkel is recorded on the 1834 census of Franzosen in Household No. 104.
The 1767 census records that Johann Friedrich Krieger came from the German village of Templin in Preußen (Prussia).
- 1834 Franzosen Census (Household No. 104).
- 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): Mr21.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 128.