Jakob Müller, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Midshipman Mankensey along with siblings (Johann [Heinrich], age 19; Anna, age 14).
They settled in the Volga German colony of Schwed on 1 July 1767 where Johann and his family are recorded in Household No. 27 and Johann Heinrich and his new wife Anna Elisabeth are recorded in Household No. 28.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that this Müller family came from the region of Tischlauch [Ticino?]. The 1767 census records that they came from the village of Lugano.
- 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): Sw03, Sw15, Sw23.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 146, 147.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1193.