Johann Georg Metzger, his unnamed wife, and four unnamed children immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 24 July 1762. They petitioned for release from the Danish colonies on 1 May 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Anton on 28 April 1766.
Johann Georg Metzger, his wife Anna Margaretha, and children Elisabeth, age 15; Katharina Elisabeth, age 11; Johann Georg, age 9) are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40. Oldest son Nikolaus and his new wife are recorded in Household No. 41.
In 1795, Johann Georg Metzger moved from Anton to Stahl am Tarlyk.
The Eichhorns record that Johann Georg Metzger came from the German village of Stetten in the Brackenheim area of Württemberg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Heidelberg in the Kurpfalz region.
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1078.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): An08, An58, St08, St17, Mv0026.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 64, 65,