Johann Schlehe, a miller (Müller), his wife Elisabeth [Richter], and mother[-in-law] Henrietta/Johanna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11.
The 1798 census of Zug records Johann Georg Schlehe, son of Michael Schlehe from Bettinger, in Household No. Zg08.
The 1767 census records that Johann Schlehe came from the German village of Ochsenfurt in the Dessau region.
- 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): Zg08.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 133.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4404.