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Michael Mehrlein, a farmer, and his wife Barbara arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.

Michel Mörlein [sic] and his wife Barbara are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

In 1788, Michael Mehrlein and his family moved from Neu-Kolonie to Hölzel.

Michael Mehrlein and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Hölzel in Household No. Hz38.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Mehrlein came from the German region of Bamberg.


- 1834 Hölzel Census (Household No. 55).
- 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): Hz38, Mv1863.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6165.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7676-7677.

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