Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Fauerbach bei Friedberg, Hessen, Germany

Johann Wilhelm Müller was born 10 August 1730 in Fauerbach bei Friedberg. His parents were Johann Dietrich and Anna Catharina Müller. He married on 28 April 1766 in Elze (on the river Leine) to Anna Christina Weiss. According to their marriage record, Anna Christina was the daughter of Johannes Weiss, and was from Ermerode (Ermenrod?) in Amt Burg-Gemünden. 

Johann Wilhelm Müller, a tailor from Solms, and his wife Anna arrived in Russia on 10 August 1766. They arrived on the same ship as Johann Peter Wasmuth, who was also from Fauerbach bei Friedberg and also married in Elze on 28 April 1766. The two couples are also on the same Transport List. 

Johann Wilhelm Müller, age 28, and his wife Christina, age 21, settled in Orlovskaya. The are reported there on the 1767 Census (First Settlers List) in Household #83. 

Christina Weiss, widow of Wilhelm Müller, along with their son Kaspar Müller, are reported on the 1798 Census in Orlovskaya Household #62 (the household of her then husband Baltasar Strauss). 

Fauerbach is today part of the city of Friedberg in Hessen.  


- Online Ortsfamilienbuch Fauerbach (Friedberg) - on the Genealogy.net web site
- Parish records of Elze, Hildesheim, Lower Saxony on Archion.de
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 277
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): p. 329
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten Auf Dem Weg Von St. Petersburg Nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: 2017): p. 247
- 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): Volume 2, p. 810

Maggie Hein