Franz Müller [sic] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Leichtling on 14 May 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 43.
Franz Mehler and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Leichtling in Household No. Lg01.
Georg & Friedrich Mehler, sons of Franz Mehler, and their families are recorded on the 1834 census of Leichtling in Households No. 78 & 14, respectively.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Franz Müller was a cobbler while the 1767 census records that he is a farmer.
The 1767 census records that Franz Müller is from the German region of Mainz.
- 1834 Leichtling Census (Households No. 14 & 78).
- 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): Lg01, Lg32.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 60.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1075.