Widow Magdalena Müller and her children (Kaspar, age 21; Reinhard, age 18; Johann [Heinrich], age 16; Jakob, age 12; Anna, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Dreispitz on 20 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 31.
In 1795, widow Maria Elisabeth Müller from Beideck married to a man from Schilling and took her three daughters with her. Maria Elisabeth Müller is recorded in Schilling as the widow of Burkhard Müller, but this is believed to be the aforementioned Reinhard Müller.
The 1767 census records that Magdalena Müller and her family came from the German village of Rabin? in the Darmstadt 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): Bd33, Bd34, Dr15, Sg023, Mv0226.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 379.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #1716.