Widower Johann Jakob Müller, a farmer, and his children (Gertrude, age 19; Katharina, age 17¼; Jost, age 14; Christoph, age 11) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
The father died after arrival in Russia. The surviving children settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter and are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 32 along with the Georg Friedrich Müller family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between these two Müller families.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Jakob Müller came from the German region of Isenburg.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 484.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3178.
Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording Johann Jakob Müller and his family.
Source: Brent Mai.