Johann Sahl and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Dehler on 26 June 1767. Johann died on 5 September 1767. The surviving members of his family are recorded on the 1767 census of Dehler in Household No. 47.
The 1767 census records that Johann's wife Katharina came from the German village of Neustadt in the Trier region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 276.