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Bingenheim, Echzell, Hessen, Germany

Johann Martin Müller was born 17 March 1746 in Bingenheim, northeast of Friedberg, and baptized there on 24 March 1746. Lorenz Müller was born on 29 November 1742 and baptized 1 December 1742.  They were both the children of Johann Eberhard Müller (born 1699) & Elisabeth Catharina Winter (born 29 August 1709).

Johann Martin, a single man, and his brother Lorenz, arrived in Russia on 30 May 1766, on the same ship as numerous other settlers in Frank.  Johann Martin and his wife Anna Catharina settled in the Volga German colony of Frank and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 25.  It is not clear if Lorenz survived the trip to the villages.   

In 1792, Martin Müller and his family moved to Dreispitz, and are recorded there on the 1798 Census in Household No. Dr42.


Kötting, Rainer. Ortsfamilienbuch Bingenheim/Wetterau (Darmstadt, 2009).

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): p. 395

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): p. 423.

Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 57.

Bill Pickelhaupt
edited by Maggie Hein