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.
The family immigrated to Russia arriving from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 55.
They have another son, Johann Georg, who in 1789 moved from Huck to Norka.
- 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): 208.