Johann Müller was born in approximately 1772 in the German region of Hannover. He served in Napoleon's army and fought against the Russians. He was captured by the Russians, and in 1812, was settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt. He is recorded on the 1834 Census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 343 with a note that he had moved to the colony of Urbach in 1828. He is not recorded on the 1850 Census of Urbach, so must have died there before 1834.
- 1834 Census of Katharinenstadt.
- Belousov, S.V. "Prisoners of war of Napoleon's army in the Volga region: the arrangement, content, relationships with the local population." Bulletin of the Samara State University, No. 1 (Samara, Russia: Samara State University, 2006): 48-55.