Philipp Schlegel, a farmer, and his wife Maria Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 18 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 65 along with orphans Johann Martin Euler (age 12) & Johannes Euler (age 8), sons of the deceased Jakob Eiler. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Schlegel & Euler families.
On 26 April 1789, Sophia Schlegel from Balzer received permission to relocate to Sarepta.
The 1767 census records that Philipp Schlegel came from the German region of Isenburg.
- Parish register of Sarepta.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 90.