Ludwig Dies, a gardner (Gärtner), and his wife Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Müller on 16 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21.
Anna Elisabeth, widow of Ludwig Dies, and her children are recorded on the 1798 census of Müller in Household No. Ml15.
Jakob Friedrich Dies is recorded on the 1834 census of Müller records in Household No. 80 that he relocated to the colony of Shcherbakovka. He is recorded on the 1834 census of Shcherbakovka in Household No. 35.
The 1767 census records that Ludwig Dies came from the German region of Hannover.
- 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): Ml15.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 180.