Michael Milter, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Seelmann on 16 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 58 along with his new wife Margaretha.
Mchael Milter is recorded on the 1798 census of Seelmann in Household No. Sm22 [some translations erroneously record the surname in 1798 as Münster].
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Milter was a cobbler while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.
The 1767 census records that Michael Milter came from the German village of Königsberg in Prussia.
- 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): Sm22.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 160.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3088.