Michael Peter, a widowed farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 23 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in household No. 60 along with his stepdaughter Maria Enfrander (age 10).
The 1767 census records that Michael Peter came from the German village of Mibiu.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 345.