Christoph Mehl and his wife Anna Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Kukkus on 26 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 20.
Christoph Mehl and his blind son Heinrich Balthasar are recorded on the 1798 census of Kukkus in Household No. Kk42.
The death of Balthasar Weil [sic] in 1820 is recorded on the 1834 census of Kukkus in Household No. 106.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christoph Mehl was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a miner.
The 1767 census records that Christoph Mehl came from the German village of Boddin near Brandenburg.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Mehl family among the Volga German colonies.
- 1834 Kukkus Census (Household No. 106).
- Kukkus Website (www.kukkus.com) - Origins
- 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): Kk42.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 467.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3369.