Müller (Nieder-Monjou-1)

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Müller (Nieder-Monjou-1)
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There are two Müller families that settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou who are believed to be related:

(1) Johann Martin Müller and his family settled in Nieder-Monjou on 7 June 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.

(2) Johannes Müller arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink. Johannes Müller and his family settled in Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 69.

The 1767 census records that both of these Müller families came from the German village of Breitenbach.

According to a document in the Hessian State Archive in Marburg, Johann Martin Möller from Breitenbach and Johannes Rüb from Niederzell requested to move to Russia in 1766. The request was rejected by the government in Hanau, but the families left secretly anyway during the night of 9-10 April 1766.


- Hessen State Archive in Marburg - Protokoll der Regierung Hanau aus dem Jahr 1766 (Signatur: Best. Protokolle II Hanau A 2 c Bd. 99a, Bl. 236), p. 339.
- 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): Nm11, Nm23.
- Müller-Marschhausen, Ernst. “Russland-Auswanderer aus dem Bergwinkel um 1766 und die Spurensuche nach ihrer Rückkehr im 20. Jahrhundert.” [Online]
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 187, 200.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies