Johann Georg Meier, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Margaretha, and children (Georg, age 11; Anna Katharina, age 6; Anna Margaretha, age 3) are recorded on the 1767 census of Dobrinka in Household no. 47. They had settled in Dobrinka on 15 April 1765.
The widow and children of Georg Meier are recorded on the 1798 census of Dobrinka in Household No. Db10.
Several descendant lines of this Meier family relocated to the daughter colony of Neu-Weimar before 1857.
The 1767 census records that Johann Georg Meier came from the German village of Rostock in the Mecklenburg region.
- 1857 Dobrinka Censusn (Households No. 20, 91, 92, 93, 94, 97, 131, 148, 196, 197).
- 1857 Neu-Weimar Census.
- 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): Db10.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 325.