Jakob Muff, a carpenter (Zimmermann), his wife Anna, and son Jakob (age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Jacob Muff and his wife Catharina are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 7 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 36.
Johann Martin Muff, son of Jakob Muff, is recorded on the 1798 census of Paulskaya in Household No. Pl48.
Johann Martin Muff and his wife Sophia are recorded on the 1834 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 25.
Johann Martin Muff and his wife Maria Sophia are recorded on the 1850 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 34.
Johann Martin Muff and his wife Maria Sophia are recorded on the 1857 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 36.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Muff came from the German region of Nassau-Usingen.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- 1834 Paulskaya Census (Household No. 25).
- 1850 Paulskaya Census (Household No. 34).
- 1857 Paulskaya Census (Household No. 36).
- 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): Pl48.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 340.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1474.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0984-0985.