Jakob Heinrich [Mehl], a farmer, and his wife Magdalena settled in the Volga German colony of Dinkel on 12 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 20.
Jakob Heinrich [Mehl] and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Dinkel in Household No. Dn35.
The death of Jakob Heinrich Mehl in 1804 is recorded on the 1811 census of Dinkel in Household No. 36.
Jakob Wilhelm Mehl, son of Jakob Heinrich Mehl, and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Dinkel in Household No. 14.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Heinrich [Mehl] came from the German village of Klostob in the Holstein region.
- 1811 Dinkel Census (Household No. 36).
- 1834 Dinkel Census (Household No. 14).
- 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): Dn35.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 302.