Michael Mahling, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Anna Alilueva, and son Adolph Friedrich (age 4-weeks) are recorded on the 1767 census of Schwed in Household No. 10. He had settled there on 27 July 1765.
In 1788, Michael Mahling moved from Schwed to Engels.
The 1767 census records that Michael Mahling came from the Swedish town of Neulomnit [?] and that his wife was a Russian Orthodox woman from Simbirsk.
- 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): Mv2698.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 142.