Wilhelm Müller, his wife Anna, son Johann (age 4), and [step-]children [surname: Jensen] (Johann, age 16; Louisa, age 15; Elisabeth, age 11½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.
Wilhelm Müller, his wife Anna, son Johann Michel (age 4), and [step-]children [surname: Jensen] (Johann Heinrich, age 16¼; Elisabeth, age 11½; Lowisa, age 10) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Johann Michel Müller died en route.
Widower Wilhelm Müller, a tailor (Schneider), arrived in the Volga German colony of Beauregard on 3 August 1767 and is recorded there on an appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 28 along with his stepchildren (surname Jensen). A note on the 1767 census records that Wilhelm Müller relocated to the colony of Hockerberg in 1768.
The 1767 census records that Wilhelm Müller came from the German village of Friedewald in the Hessen region.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Müller family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 200.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6837.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4724-4729.