Jakob Müller, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife Regina settled in the Volga German colony of Schwed on 1 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 14.
In 1788, Jakob Müller and his family moved from Schwed to Engels. His widow later moved to Ober-Monjou.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Müller came from the German region of Mainz.
- 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): Om76, Mv2696.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 143.