Michael Heimlein, a farmer, his wife Helena, and daughters (Eleonora, age 23; Barbara, age 16) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.
Michel Heberlein [sic], his wife Leonora [sic], and daughter (Barbara, age 16) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Michael Helmlein [sic], his wife Helena, and daughter (Barbara, age 18) settled in the Volga German colony of Hölzel on 11 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 15.
The 1767 census records that Michael Heimlein came from the German village of Freienfels in the Bamberg region.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 112.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6175.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7712-7714.