In 1790, Johannes Spehrlein moved from Neu-Kolonie to Seelmann.
Johannes Spehrlein from Leitsinger and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Seelmann in Household No. Sm04.
- 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): Sm04, Mv1877.