Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Kirchensall, Neuenstein, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Michael Albrecht Steinle & Ursula Barbara Carlen had two sons, both baptized in the Evangelical Church in Kirchensall, 27 kilometers east of Heilbronn: (1) Johann Georg, born 13 November 1723 and baptized on 14 November 1723; and (2) Johann Michael, born 7 February 1728 and baptized on 8 February 1728.
Johann Georg Steinle married to Maria Magdalena Walther, daughter of Andreas Walther, on 21 June 1763 in Kirchensall.

Johann Michael and his family emigrated to Denmark. They departed from Altona, Duchy of Holstein, on 14 July 1760 and arrived in Fridericia, Jutland, on 24 July 1760.

His brother Johann Georg Steinle is not recorded in Denmark, but both brothers were transported to the Volga German colonies, arriving in the colony of Dreispitz on 16 September 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Households No. 3 (Johann Michael) and No. 9 (Johann Georg).

On the 1798 Census, they and their descendants are still living in Dreispitz, recorded there in Households No. Dr08, Dr17, Dr19, Dr29, Dr32, & Dr36.


- Eichhorn, Alexander. The immigration of German colonists to Denmark and their subsequent emigration to Russia in the years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Steinmeier, 2012): 245 & 616.
- 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).
- Parish records of Kirchensall (LDS Film No. 1340215).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 372/73.

Corina Hirt