Heinrich Mir, a blacksmith (Schmied), and his wife Anna settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 46.
The 1767 census records that Heinrich Mir came from the German region of Olsted.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 253.