Melchior Wahl, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife Anna Margaretha settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar on 20 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 91.
The 1767 census records that Melchior Wahl came from the German village of Alsfeld in the Darmstadt region.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ks110.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 440.