Michael Stroh was born 30 December 1742 in Sprendlingen, Offenbach, Hessen, son of Johann Philipp Stroh (b. 23 October 1712) and Katharina Schicketantz (b. 3 June 1711). He arrived as a single man in Frank in 1767. He married Elisabeth Gruning.
- Parish records of Sprendlingen (LDS Intl Film #1193263).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 423.