Michael Hamm, son of Michael Hamm (1758-1831) & Helena Esau (1759-1834), was born 25 April 1790 in Orloff, Gross Werder, part of the Ladekopp Mennonite Congregation in West Prussia. [Today Ladekopp is located in Poland and is known as Lubieszewo.] He married 25 October 1821 to Helena Klaassen, daughter of Dirk Klaassen (1765-1843) & Anna Penner (1769-1824). She was born 7 June 1798 in Fürstenwerder, Gross Werder, Prussia.
In 1852, Michael and his family moved to the Molotschna colony of Juschanlee. From there they moved to Hahnsau where they are listed in Household No. 9 on the 1857 Census.
- 1857 Census of Hahnsau.
- GRANDMA Database.