Valentin Mahler, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck on a boat under the command of Skipper Johann Hermann Anderson.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Anton on 1 September 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 56 along with his new wife Anna Katharina.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Valentin Mahler came from the German region of Gerweitz[?]. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Herschfelde in the Hessen region.
There are not believed to be any surviving male descendants of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- 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): An52.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 68.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6614.