Settled in the Following Colonies:
Discussion & Documentation:
Michael Merlein, a farmer, and his wife Barbara are recorded on the 1767 census of Leitsinger in Household No. 68. They had settled there on 5 September 1767.
The 1767 census records that Michael Merlein came from the German village of Reuth in the Bamberg region.
They are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 75.
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