Michael Stehle and his wife Maria Regina immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), arriving in the city of Schleswig on 9 May 1761.
They are last recorded in the Danish colonies on 12 January 1765. They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm. They are recorded there on the 1775 census in Household No. 63.
In 1788, Philipp Stehle moved from Grimm to Bauer.
The Eichhorns record that Michael Stehle came from the German region of Württemberg.
Various records use different spellings for this surname including Stehle, Stähle, Stehli, Stahly.
- 1775 Census of Grimm (No. 63).
- 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-1619.
- 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): Br50, Gm056, Gm083, Gm128, Gm135, Gm143, Mv0752.