Paul Müller was born in about 1714 in Brackenheim, about 15 kilometers southwest of Heilbronn. He married Rosina and the family immigrated to Russia, settling in the colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 294.