Michael Maljawski, a single tailor (Schneider), settled in the Volga German colony of Kratzke on 7 August 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30 along with a note that he is working as a day-laborer.
The 1767 census records that Michael Maljawski came from the German village of Elben [Elbing?] in Prussia.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 456.