Ludwig Georg & Anna Margaretha Michel came from the German village of Oberreichenbach. The baptisms of three of their children are recorded in the parish records of neighboring Unterreichenbach: (1) Anna Elisabeth on 14 April 1754; (2) Johann Adam on 21 January 1757; and (3) Anna Eva on 2 March 1760.
Ludwig Michel, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Anna, age 13; Johann, age 10; Eva, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
Ludwig Georg Michel, a farmer, his wife Anna Margaretha, and children (Johann Adam, age 10½; Eva, age 7) are recorded on the 1767 census of Huck in Household No. 55. They had settled there on 1 July 1767.
They have another son, Johann Georg, who in 1789 moved from Huck to Norka.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Ludwig Michel came from the German region of Isenburg.
- 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): Hk48, Hk49, Nr062, Mv0962.
- Parish records of Unterreichenbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 153.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3124.