Peter Mehlinger, a blacksmith (Schmied), his wife Susanna, and sons (Jakob and Johannes) settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on 6 July 1765. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38 along with two additional children (Maria, age 2; Andreas, age 1).
Jakob Mehlinger from Kamenka is recorded on the 1798 census of Göbel in Household No. Gb03.
The 1767 census records that Peter Mehlinger came from the German village of Sierck in France.
- 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): Gb03, Km035.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 225.