Michel (Ludwig Georg)

Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Oberreichenbach, Birstein, Germany

Note that there are two different Michel families that settled in Huck, both from the same parish in Germany. The children have similar names, so it is easy to confuse the two families.

Ludwig Georg Michel and his wife Anna Margaretha arrived in Russia on 8 Aug 1766 with three children. The family came from Oberreichenbach. The baptisms of the children are recorded in the Unterreichenbach parish records on the following dates: Anna Elisabeth, 14 Apr 1754; Johann Adam, 21 Jan 1757; and Anna Eva, 2 Mar 1760. Anna Elisabeth must have died during the trip to the villages. The rest of the family members settled in Huck and are recorded there on the First Settlers’ List in Family #55.


- Parish records of Unterreichenbach (including Fischborn, Hettersroth, Oberreichenbach, Obersotzbach, Radmühl, and Untersotzbach)
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010), p. 208
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001), p. 153

Maggie Hein