Hans Michael Reth, a farmer, immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Fridericia on 1 May 1760. He is last recorded among the Danish colonies on 26 April 1763.
They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Anton on 7 September 1764.
Michael Reth, his wife Eva Katharina, and children (Johann Michael, age 5; Johann Christian, age 5; Eva Katharina, age 1) are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 7.
The Eichhorns record that Hans Michael Reth came from the German village of Siedelsbrunn in the area of Lindenfels in the Kurpfalz region. The 1767 census records that he came from the area of Lindenfels in the Kurpfalz region.
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1332.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): An55.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 53.